After a year lost to injuries for many key players, the Florida Panthers project to return to the playoffs in 2017-18. The Panthers return plenty of young talent and have the potential to make another deep run in the playoffs. In 2017, the Panthers will return talented youngsters Jonathan Huberdeau, Aleksander Barkov and Vincent Trochek. Aaron Ekblad, although only 20, returns as team captain and the team's top defenseman. To-date, Ekblad has lived up to his billing as the #1 overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. The Panthers also have high hopes for fifth year player, Nick Bjugstad. Bjugstad is a large body (6'5, 220) with plenty of scoring ability. In net, the Florida Panthers will again look to veteran goaltender Roberto Luongo. Luongo had a fantastic season last year and provided a calming presence with his extensive playoff experience. Bob Boughner will begin his first year as head coach for the Panthers. Boughner will aim to return the club to the height it reached two seasons ago, when it made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.
A Florida Panthers suite at the BB&T Center is perfect for entertaining clients, employees or enjoying the game with friends and family. The BB&T Center hosts two suite levels; the main lower suite level and club suite level. Your VIP experience will include VIP parking, private entry into the arena and exclusive access to the VIP clubs inside the BB&T Center. A Panthers skybox will feature HDTVs, Wi-Fi, upscale furnishing, interior & exterior seating and a dedicated suite attendant. Premium in-suite catering options are also available with all Panthers suites.