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.
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.
And the team donated...