Florida Panthers pay tribute to Jose Fernandez


The Florida Panthers are doing their part to honor the memory of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez.

The entire team wore Fernandez 16 jerseys before their season-opening game against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.

It was a heartfelt tribute to an athlete who made an impression on the Panthers organization:

Happily, this isn’t just about an already-great gesture, as the team raised $35K in Fernandez’s name:

The Panthers aren’t the only local team outside of baseball paying tribute to Fernandez. The Miami Heat made similar gestures recently.

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