Panthers honour Parkland shooting victims in emotional pre-game ceremony

  • Published on Feb 23, 2018
  • The Florida Panthers held an emotional ceremony, including an impassioned speech from Roberto Luongo, honouring those affected by the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.
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Comments • 163

  • Justin Noel
    Justin Noel 17 days ago

    I’m a caps fan but I kinda hope the panthers won

  • Russell Reddy
    Russell Reddy Month ago

    The person responsible deserves the death penalty

  • fnaf fan#1
    fnaf fan#1 Month ago

    May they rest in pace

  • Barkov Is the goat
    Barkov Is the goat 3 months ago

    Can’t believe he retired today😪🤧

  • Russell Reddy
    Russell Reddy 4 months ago

    The guy singing god bless America instant chills can’t imagine the pain this has caused.

  • Russell Reddy
    Russell Reddy 4 months ago

    Such a senseless crime my heart and prayers go out to everyone who lost someone on this day. ❤️😢 #NEVERAGAIN!

  • Tishnik
    Tishnik 6 months ago

    These senseless shootings must stop, and must stop now.

  • roryfitzpatric
    roryfitzpatric 8 months ago

    Luongo is a class act, will always appreciate his years in the Canucks organization and beyond happy to see him still being an awesome tender at his age

    • Bear17 K
      Bear17 K 3 months ago

      he was crying 💔💔

  • Bel Fiore
    Bel Fiore 10 months ago

    Nine months later and not a day passes where I don't think about these 17 beautiful souls. I love them!

  • Vince Niederman
    Vince Niederman 11 months ago +1

    As a Flyers Fan This Ceremony Was So Tough to Take If Your a Florida Panthers Fan!

  • Andre Guardarrama


  • John Manzanarez
    John Manzanarez Year ago

    No they’ll be forgotten everyone 💔

  • icy cooch
    icy cooch Year ago

    I feel so sad the victims will never be forgotten!😔

  • William Horton
    William Horton Year ago

    And the "victims" *still* aren't dead yet.

  • Andre Guardarrama

    There all in heaven there angles😇

    • David Rauschenbach
      David Rauschenbach 8 months ago

      @William Horton This is not a hoax

    • William Horton
      William Horton Year ago

      They're all spending the GoFundMe money they bilked from the gullible chumps who fell for this hoax.

  • Layla Force
    Layla Force Year ago +1

    i was there.. i lost a close friend in the shooting and the people around me comforted me while i was crying and saying amazing things..

    • Bear17 K
      Bear17 K 3 months ago

      ur comment really really got to me 💔💔💔😭😭

  • Vince Niederman
    Vince Niederman Year ago +1

    The Florida Panthers Did a Great Job Of Holding This Before Their Home Game Vs Washington!

  • Char Joudrey
    Char Joudrey Year ago +1

    And the night Washington Capitals are in town🤔 well planned?

  • Heelies
    Heelies Year ago

    These innocent kids and teachers.. they will be remembered by all.. this should never happen again #neveragain

  • Kevin Parks
    Kevin Parks Year ago

    Voice of a little Angel....

  • BSBSPSensGirl88
    BSBSPSensGirl88 Year ago

    Sending thoughts and prayers from Canada. I’m so proud to see the teens standing up and that the government seems to actually be listening. Enough is enough.

    • Betty Bean
      Betty Bean Year ago

      thoughts and prayers from Canada? what is this 1965 ??

    • BSBSPSensGirl88
      BSBSPSensGirl88 Year ago

      I’m glad Lu spoke. There are other NHL families for whom this tragedy hit way too close to home and him speaking up shows that all things aside, we are all human.

  • slickthedryfly
    slickthedryfly Year ago


  • Kenya Mosley
    Kenya Mosley Year ago

    May all these victims rest in peace.

  • Joshua McKenzie
    Joshua McKenzie Year ago

    To the 17 people who dislikes it. Go away, you are heartless

  • unknown
    unknown Year ago

    We have to change

  • Logan Ion
    Logan Ion Year ago

    So sad 😭

  • Luis X
    Luis X Year ago

    Bigger than sports

  • Darin Kaintz
    Darin Kaintz Year ago


  • StMaurice 204
    StMaurice 204 Year ago +1

    Sorry, but with all this violence and all those firearms, I am less and less certain that the USA is a good country to live. More and more, I would prefer to live and raise children in Scandinavia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or even Japan.

  • roger greenberg
    roger greenberg Year ago

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the people in Florida ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

  • ctrlshiftqq
    ctrlshiftqq Year ago +1

    i hope nikolas cruz gets shot in the kneecap

  • Jeff Remas Photography

    To those who hit thumbs down for this video, I feel sorry for you and your pathetic lives.

    • Sylvan Sunday Crew
      Sylvan Sunday Crew Year ago

      Hows is this freaking bullshit actual kids died

    • Heelies
      Heelies Year ago +5

      Betty Bean can you please not! This is a memorial.. it’s like making fun of a person at a funeral!

    • Betty Bean
      Betty Bean Year ago

      idiots like you like to pay attention to bullshit

  • Edmonton Boy
    Edmonton Boy Year ago

    I don’t even know what to say, terrorism is something I wish could never happen. I’m happy the Panthers did this for the victims and for the families. #MSDStrong

  • The Cando Railfan
    The Cando Railfan Year ago +2

    Pointless. This stuff happens everywhere, what makes this so special? Nothing. Get over it.

    • Alea Pinai
      Alea Pinai Year ago +2

      One bc it was the third deadliest school shooting in U.S history, and second this school shooting should be the last, look on the news and everywhere. This is where change happens. You heartless piece of trash

    • bskaoc
      bskaoc Year ago +1

      The Cando Railfan People died dude, what would you do if you happened to be in a situation like this? Have respect for the families and friends who lost very important people in their lives.

      STRAW CAKE Year ago +1

      Have a little respect. Gtfo

    • Eelie
      Eelie Year ago +2

      The Cando Railfan stfu dude have a little respect

  • Gaming Guy
    Gaming Guy Year ago


  • Ron Burgundy
    Ron Burgundy Year ago

    Class coming form a pens fan
    Parkland is also very close to sunrise msdhs strong

    NES ADDICT Year ago

    I hope that we can overcome the violence that keeps repeating in our country and that we find a way to reach and help these broken people that keep committing these acts.

  • N02 Ion
    N02 Ion Year ago

    The shooter should go rot in prison

  • Alexei Ponikarovsky

    As if luongo wasn't already a hall of famer, this puts it over the top

  • steeler7to86
    steeler7to86 Year ago

    Knights fan here, i can't say enough about how well the panthers handled this, my heart goes out to all of you, i kept myself from crying until Luongo made his speech, good luck to your team the rest of the way

  • soggyweet-a-bix
    soggyweet-a-bix Year ago +3

    Screw the 9 ppl who unliked this video

  • Char Joudrey
    Char Joudrey Year ago +1

    Beautiful speech. RIP too all the victims prayers and thoughts going to their family’s(also kind of ironic how this was the night the capitals were in town.)

  • Rationalization is irrational

    Luongo no cups but lock for HoF. Go figure

    • 1banana2kiwis
      1banana2kiwis Year ago

      What do u mean 'go figure', the guy is 4th all time in wins, played in some big games internationally for Canada, close to 1000 games played in the NHL, career GAA 2.50. He's a HOF'er without a cup.

  • Joe Heid
    Joe Heid Year ago +4

    Somber but perfect tribute to the lives lost from this horrible tragedy. May God Bless the victims, their families, and the whole community.

  • Blake Sandler
    Blake Sandler Year ago

    11:28 "Loooooooooooo....ungo!"

  • Madison
    Madison Year ago +4

    I’ve always held Luo so high. He’s always been so genuine. ❤️

  • Brad McCall
    Brad McCall Year ago +2

    I attended this game and can tell you that the tribute was even more incredible that this video can convey. The silence was something indescribable. A packed house, completely silent. When they started to shut off the spotlights with the names of the victims, it felt like a wave of heartbreak washed over the crowd. It was a sensation that each life was being taken from us, one by one. An amazing, somber, and heartfelt tribute by a classy organization.

  • Marvin Katz
    Marvin Katz Year ago +2

    Where are all the NFL players that kneel during America’s National Anthem; This was the appropriate time to step up & show your want for Justice; Those who chose to Kneel; your a Disgrace to America; Shame on you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • James
    James Year ago

    Unbelievable.. when weapons are more important to a country than their people. Eventually there will be one person standing with all the money and weapons in the world with nothing to buy and no one to love.

  • Andres A
    Andres A Year ago +1

    Rest in Peace SDH students and teachers.

  • shannon P
    shannon P Year ago +2

    can we talk about the guy who was a recent citizens,who probably left another country from violence just to go to another country and get shot at :(

  • Enzo88
    Enzo88 Year ago

    We are all Panthers!!!!!

  • Wings of Freedom
    Wings of Freedom Year ago +1

    Only TOGETHER we can bring the change that we all desperately seek! AMEN!

  • Hands Down Hockey
    Hands Down Hockey Year ago +26

    Very classy move.

  • TheBollocksPictures
    TheBollocksPictures Year ago +3

    Ban schools or start giving out guns to teachers is a real American way to go. How about taking away gunrights instead of fighting fire with fire?

    • bskaoc
      bskaoc Year ago

      TheBollocksPictures if we give guns to teachers, some student is gonna get shot by a teacher some day smh

    • Mr. Man
      Mr. Man Year ago +1

      TheBollocksPictures because people also died for those rights?
      Benjamin Franklin "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

  • Aaron Hollander
    Aaron Hollander Year ago

    America the Beautiful should be our National Anthem:
    O beautiful for spacious skies,
    For amber waves of grain,
    For purple mountain majesties
    Above the fruited plain!
    America! America!
    God shed his grace on thee,
    And crown thy good with brotherhood
    From sea to shining sea!
    O beautiful for heroes proved,
    In liberating strife,
    Who more than self, their country loved
    And more than life
    America! America!
    God mend thine every flaw,
    Confirm thy soul in self-control,
    Thy liberty in law!
    If you'd like to join me, please do!
    O beautiful for spacious skies,
    For amber waves of grain,
    For purple mountain majesties
    Above the fruited plain!
    America! America!
    God shed his grace on thee,
    And crown thy good with brotherhood
    From sea to shining sea!
    To shining sea!

  • G.E.
    G.E. Year ago +4

    I'm just tired of all the violence. It seems like consideration and respect and safety are ancient history. This includes and goes well beyond gun violence. It's also bullying and offensive heckling, throwing things at each other, fighting with knives and fists, road rage and driving fast in residential neighborhoods and much more. There are so many things now that are just not o.k. and are NOT no big deal.

  • MrLuridan
    MrLuridan Year ago +6

    Class act

    • Vince Niederman
      Vince Niederman Year ago +1

      Agreed and This Ranks As One of The Best Emotional Pre Games in Hockey Besides The Boston Bruins One in 2013!

  • Vince Niederman
    Vince Niederman Year ago +7

    As a Flyers Fan This is So Emotional Big Time!

  • Black Label
    Black Label Year ago +3

    Lol blame the gun but not the society.... The killer was hopped up on anti-depressants and Nick Cruz's entire life America has been at War....

    • Brendan Meehan
      Brendan Meehan Year ago

      Black Label If you honestly think an AR-15 is gonna protect you from the US Army's predator drones you're pretty delusional imo.

    • Andrew Bunce
      Andrew Bunce Year ago

      Do you even understand how anti-depressants work?

    • Jim Brown
      Jim Brown Year ago

      Black Label whether a security guard or police officer, the situation is tje same
      Not trying to argue. I know policemen who have never used their guns. It is going to suck to be this person because they are going to be living with a lot of guilt and be crucified by a lot of people.

    • Jim Brown
      Jim Brown Year ago

      Black Label An act restricting sales to mentally ill people was repealed by this administration late last year.

    • Black Label
      Black Label Year ago +1

      It was a gun carrying Police Officer not a security guard.....The Police across America have Officers stationed in Highschools for outreach and security...