The Florida Panthers will distribute the fifth of six 2013-14 bobbleheads on Sunday Mar. 16. The Panthers Scott Mellanby bobbles will be an in-game giveaway to the first 10,000 fans in attendance to the Panthers-Canucks game.
The Panthers’ 2013-14 bobble series promotion coincides with the Panthers’ 20th anniversary. The series features five players and one general manager. The Mellanby bobble is sponsored by FORD.
Earlier this year, the Panthers celebrated Bobble Nights for John Vanbiesbrouck (Dec. 13), Pavel Bure (Jan. 24), Tim Thomas (Mar. 9) and Dale Tallon (Mar. 14). Still to come, the Panthers will distribute Brian Skrudland bobbles on Apr. 4.
Mellanby was an original member of the Florida Panthers in 1993-94, later serving as the club’s second captain from 1997-98 to 2000-01. He left the club in 2001 as the team’s all-time leader in goals and points. In 1996, he helped the Panthers win the Prince of Wales Trophy to reach the Stanley Cup final.
This 2013-14 season, other NHL teams like the Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings and Minnesota Wild have also distributed hockey bobbles.