Panthers to honor Fernandez in season opener
Team to wear jersey number of Marlins pitcher during warm-ups
SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers will honor the late Jose Fernandez before tonight's season opener vs. New Jersey.
Every Panthers player will wear a jersey with Fernandez's name and number during pre-game warm-ups at the BB&T Center.
The team will also wear helmet stickers with the number 16 during the game against the Devils.
Fernandez and two others were killed Sept. 25 when their boat hit a jetty off Miami Beach.
A star with the Marlins, Fernandez was a big fan of South Florida's other pro and college teams.
The Miami Hurricanes honored the former Marlins pitcher with a helmet sticker during their win over Georgia Tech, while the Miami Heat wore shooting shirts with Fernandez's initials and numbers before Tuesday's pre-season game vs. Brooklyn.
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