Alex Ovechkin signed memorabilia for a Florida Panthers auction. The #MSDStrong autographed items raised over $1,000 for Stoneman Douglas victims.
Thursday night, the Florida Panthers played their first game since the Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy. 17 students and teachers died on Valentine’s Day as a 19-year-old, expelled former student opened fire inside the school.
The Panthers did their best to turn the hockey game into an opportunity to support and console Parkland, Florida – the city of the mass shooting. The team took down their advertisements on the dasher boards and put up the Stoneman Douglas High School logo and the MSDStrong hashtag. The Panthers held a blood drive and an emotional ceremony before puck drop, which included a speech from goaltender Roberto Luongo. Unbeknownst to us, the Panthers also held an auction at BB&T Center during the game.
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin contributed two items.