The National Hockey League released the Florida Panthers schedule for the 2016-17 regular season on Tuesday. The Panthers will show off their new logo and uniforms for the upcoming campaign. Florida will raise their 2015-16 Atlantic Division banner to the rafters of the BB&T Center on opening night as they host the New Jersey Devils on October 13.
The Panthers will host all their Atlantic Division opponents twice during the season which includes the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Tampa Bay Lightning, Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators. The exception is the Boston Bruins who will be in Sunrise three times. The Cats will play all 14 Western Conference teams once at home.
Florida takes on the club that knocked them out of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at home on two occasions as they face the New York Islanders on November 12 and January 13. The defending Stanley Cup champions come to town as the Pittsburgh Penguins appear on December 8. In terms of Metropolitan Division opponents, the Panthers host the Devils, Islanders, Carolina Hurricanes and Columbus Blue Jackets twice this season while they host the Penguins, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals once.