The Florida Panthers, like every other team in the league this season, will have at least three jerseys and now we know when they will rock their ‘Reverse Retro’ look.
The Panthers’ look to their past will be featured in five Saturday night home games this season.
The new jerseys are predominately blue — which the team has not worn since the 2010-11 season — with the original ‘leaping panther’ logo which was replaced by the new crest in 2016.
The Panthers plan to wear the new threads on:
— Feb. 13 vs. Tampa Bay
— Feb. 27 vs. Carolina
— March 13 vs. Chicago
— March 20 vs. Nashville
— April 3 vs. Columbus
“I love them,” said captain Sasha Barkov, who joined the team in 2013 after being the second-overall pick of the draft.
“They are really nice. I like the color, it’s different from only having a red or a white one. I don’t know if I ever wore a dark (jersey) here, it has always been red or white. It’s really nice to have a blue one and the old logo is legendary.”
Added Aaron Ekblad: “They’re great. Obviously I remember when we used to wear jerseys fairly similar to that with a different color. I love the idea by the league and I think it’s great we will be able to look back on our heritage and reminisce on my early years here.”
The Panthers also announced special in-game promotions during weeknight home games.
Tuesday night’s game against Chicago will feature the first ‘Truly Tuesday’ in which the team will offer special $5 pricing on 12 oz. cans of Truly Hard Seltzer during Tuesday home games.
The Panthers are also bringing back $5 beers on Thursday night.
Both items can be ordered on the mobil app used throughout the arena.
As part of the arena’s opening, concession stands are cash free and items have to be ordered ahead of time.
The Panthers have opened BB&T Center to 25 percent capacity for home games this season, drawing an announced 4,147 for Sunday’s home opener against the Blackhawks.