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Here’s how the Panthers will honor some of the top names in franchise history this year

Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo catches the puck in his glove in the first period as they play the Edmonton Oilers at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, March 17, 2018.
Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo catches the puck in his glove in the first period as they play the Edmonton Oilers at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, March 17, 2018. ctrainor@miamiherald.com

The Florida Panthers announced Wednesday that they will honor big names from the franchise’s history during its 25th anniversary season this year.

The recognitions will take place during Saturday home games at the BB&T Center and will be called “Legacy Saturdays.”

The first Legacy Saturday will take place Oct. 13 prior to the Panthers’ game against the Vancouver Canucks, during which they will honor goaltender Roberto Luongo for playing in 1,000 career NHL games. 

The Panthers will also remember Bill Torrey, the franchise’s original owner who died May 2. His Legacy Saturday will take place on Nov. 10 when the Panthers host the New York Islanders, a team Torrey helped build into a dynasty prior to joining the Panthers.

Among the other notable names who will be recognized throughout the season: Radek Dvorak, Olli Jokinen, Ed Jovanovski, Billy Lindsay, Bryan McCabe, Ray Sheppard, Tomas Vokoun and Stephen Weiss.

A full list of Panthers Saturday home games is below, with all games scheduled for a 7 p.m. start time.

Oct. 13 vs. Vancouver

Oct. 20 vs. Detroit

Nov. 10 vs. New York Islanders

Nov. 24 vs. Chicago

Dec. 1 vs. Tampa Bay

Dec. 8 vs. New York Rangers

Dec. 29 vs. Philadelphia

Jan. 5 vs. Columbus

Feb. 2 vs. Las Vegas

Feb. 23 vs. Los Angeles

March 2 vs. Carolina

March 23 vs. Boston

April 6 vs. New Jersey

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