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Florida Panthers honor Jose Fernandez

Florida Panthers honor Jose Fernandez

On opening night of the NHL season, the Florida Panthers took a break from the traditional first game pageantry to honor Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. The 24-year-old died in a boating accident on Sept. 25. 

During pregame warmups, the entire Panthers team wore No. 16 “Fernandez” jerseys.

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Florida also wore a special helmet sticker in the pentagonal shape of home plate with the No. 16 encased in the Panthers’ red and blue colors.

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And the team donated...

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