Panthers Honor Coach With Press Box

Neilson_Panthers_2013On Monday, Nov. 25, the club will officially unveil the Roger Neilson Memorial Press Box at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Neilson was the first-ever head coach in Panthers history and, in the club’s inaugural season, led the team to 33 wins and 83 points, finishing fourth in Jack Adams voting for NHL coach of the year.

“We are humbled and honored to dedicate the BB&T Center press box in Roger Neilson’s name,” Panthers president and CEO Michael Yormark said in a statement.

“He is a hockey legend, Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee and our organization’s first head coach.”

Source: Mike Halford, NBC Sports, Pro Hockey Talk

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