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 • 157

  • Russell Reddy
    Russell Reddy 14 days ago

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

  • Russell Reddy
    Russell Reddy 14 days ago

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

  • Xurv
    Xurv 2 months ago

    These senseless shootings must stop, and must stop now.

  • roryfitzpatric
    roryfitzpatric 5 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

  • Bel Fiori
    Bel Fiori 6 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 7 months ago +1

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

  • Andre Guardarrama
    Andre Guardarrama 10 months ago


  • John Manzanarez
    John Manzanarez 11 months ago

    No they’ll be forgotten everyone 💔

  • icy cooch
    icy cooch 11 months 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 5 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

    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..

  • 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?

  • TheRainyChild
    TheRainyChild 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

  • Page7234
    Page7234 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 11 months ago

      Hows is this freaking bullshit actual kids died

    • TheRainyChild
      TheRainyChild 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 Aidan
    Edmonton Aidan 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

    • I have no creativity for a name
      I have no creativity for a name 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 +2

    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 +3

    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 :(

  • adamrmattock1
    adamrmattock1 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?

    • I have no creativity for a name
      I have no creativity for a name 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 +3

    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 +6

    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...

  • Oh Yeah Mr Krabz
    Oh Yeah Mr Krabz Year ago +2

    RIP to the to the kids and adults that were killed in the school and my heart goes out to the families of the victims

  • Oh Yeah Mr Krabz
    Oh Yeah Mr Krabz Year ago +3

    God Bless you Robbie Lou you are a legend in south Florida and my you are my favorite goalie in all of the NHL #LetsgoPanthers #Parklandstrong #MSDStrong #Floridastrong

  • Black Label
    Black Label Year ago +2


    • Mr. Man
      Mr. Man Year ago

      I don't know about thàt, but it was pretty classless to politicize the deaths of school children before the blood even dried, or their bodies were in the ground. manipulative tactic.

  • Xav
    Xav Year ago +3

    But isn't Luongo Canadian?

    • 1banana2kiwis
      1banana2kiwis Year ago +1

      100% Canadian, but why would it matter? His choice was to play in Florida when he left Vancouver. His wifes from there. Doofus comment.

    • Andrew Bunce
      Andrew Bunce Year ago


    • dylancarrigan99
      dylancarrigan99 Year ago +4

      yeah but his wife is from Florida and that's where he's lived for years.

  • Adolf Cuckler
    Adolf Cuckler Year ago +14

    Roberto Luongo has always been my favourite, on and off the ice. Great player and great person.
    Nothing but love for Lu!

  • ballsaglory
    ballsaglory Year ago +31

    As a capitals fan, Florida deserved this win.

  • RiotnRespect
    RiotnRespect Year ago +9

    RIP to the victims who will never be forgotten. Hopefully they are in a much better place than we are.

  • Breaky
    Breaky Year ago +14

    I don't know anyone who was affected by this. But I can't take it... I can't see stuff like this. They didn't deserve to die. It doesn't make any sense.

  • PumaTomten
    PumaTomten Year ago +12

    Lets hope Florida gets a solid playoff run so they can run a Florida strong, same goes for Vegas! Hockey is the best sport

    • 1banana2kiwis
      1banana2kiwis Year ago

      I can't believe Vegas is 1st overall and it's doubtful that Florida makes the playoffs.

    • Brandon Brouwer
      Brandon Brouwer Year ago

      PumaTomten florirda aint making the playoffs

  • Eric Liddle
    Eric Liddle Year ago +2

    You can tell he isn't really one for public speaking (but with that many eyes on you, and with as heavy of a topic who is?), but the message was loud and clear. Well done Panthers, and Lu. Great tribute.

  • John Connor
    John Connor Year ago +8

    That was difficult to get through. Luongo's conducted himself with dignity and compassion his whole career, and I'm glad it was him of all people making the speech.

  • Luke Christensen
    Luke Christensen Year ago +5

    Man, that's hard to watch

  • Donny Jeremy
    Donny Jeremy Year ago

    Smith-Pelley’s just been in the shitters recently

  • Manny Sigal
    Manny Sigal Year ago +1

    What a coincidence that the Panthers are playing Caps and the survivors are not to happy with Donald Trump and the team from the Nations Capital rolls in to town. Another coincidence in on the day of the shooting Luongo was in Vancouver playing against his former team.

    • Mr. Man
      Mr. Man Year ago +1

      Luongo is too good for that fake news rag.

    • Manny Sigal
      Manny Sigal Year ago

      Luongo should be a special guest on cnn.

    • Rose Åse
      Rose Åse Year ago +3

      Wtf you on

  • Liam Bradley
    Liam Bradley Year ago +6

    This speech was incredible

  • swimstar122
    swimstar122 Year ago +5

    SO sad 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • swissbeats2k
    swissbeats2k Year ago +2

    I wish I could like this video more than just once.

  • Laid Back Fan
    Laid Back Fan Year ago +29

    Shut down the NRA!

    • J.R. Stewart
      J.R. Stewart Year ago

      Mr. Man Nor make society better my man. I can point out many things wrong with this statement, and I think people on both sides are letting their emotions get the best of them when one side says "ban guns" and the other argues to loosen the laws. It wasn't a gun problem, it was a psychopath with a gun that had well documented mental issues problem.

    • Ryan Roddy
      Ryan Roddy Year ago +1

      anglianchannel I really hope that was a joke because if it isn’t you’re the dumbest person in America

    • jim lahey
      jim lahey Year ago

      Logic is strong with this 1 🙄🙄🙄

    • Mr. Man
      Mr. Man Year ago +1

      implying violant crime will go away when law abiding citizens are disarmed. it'll be the opposite actually
      you don't know what you're talking about.

  • Jordan Mullen-Hopkins

    Class Act from a Class Player #MSD

  • Steven Cravens
    Steven Cravens Year ago +16

    The Florida Panthers are a first class organization. Luongo is a south Florida legend and his speech was incredible to watch. Fort Lauderdale loves you MSD ❤️

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  • Colin Vawter
    Colin Vawter Year ago +14


  • Nick Chambers
    Nick Chambers Year ago +6

    RIP never forget!

  • Dave C
    Dave C Year ago +4

    lets go cats

  • Owen Krepps
    Owen Krepps Year ago +7

    Luongo speech starts at 11:24

  • issareign
    issareign Year ago

    LOL 9:27

  • issareign
    issareign Year ago +12

    Theres nothing you can do that will guarantee the prevention of tragedy.

    • Andrew Bunce
      Andrew Bunce Year ago +6

      issareign but you can do things that prevent how frequent they happen

  • stevedrums
    stevedrums Year ago +12

    Too much to bare. It just is.

  • Ken Hamada
    Ken Hamada Year ago +19

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shootings. Sincerely, from a Capitals fan.

  • Pekkles
    Pekkles Year ago +2


  • Madeline
    Madeline Year ago +24

    Well said Lu... Well said 👏👍

  • *Bolded name*
    *Bolded name* Year ago +38

    Beautiful! From Randy and from Luongo especially! Great class from the Panthers community and great respect forwards them. And luongos a great speaker! No notes or anything. Can tell he really meant it.

  • SkyAviationHD
    SkyAviationHD Year ago +20


  • iEthxn
    iEthxn Year ago +114

    Wow. This was incredible. Rest in Peace to all of the victims... You will never be forgotten... ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

    • Legend Of Gronk
      Legend Of Gronk 3 months ago

      StMaurice 204 stupid Marxist

    • iEthxn
      iEthxn Year ago

      StMaurice 204 What a loser you are.

    • iEthxn
      iEthxn Year ago

      StMaurice 204 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • StMaurice 204
      StMaurice 204 Year ago

      that's exactly the problem with people as smart as me. Idiots do not understand us and call us stupid. Not always easy to discuss with low IQ périple.

    • iEthxn
      iEthxn Year ago +1

      StMaurice 204 Are you stupid?

  • m1stersl1t
    m1stersl1t Year ago +78

    Canucks fan here. Bobby-Lou, you are amazing. Great words. Enough is enough!!!

  • etienne borsanyi
    etienne borsanyi Year ago +20

    Disgusting that someone can do that sort of thing. Just nasty

    • Jaikar Chatha
      Jaikar Chatha Year ago +3

      Ryan Fitzgerald nothing wrong with loving and having guns. Unfortunately there are people out there that do not deserve that right and it affects the responsible gun owners

    • Shawn White
      Shawn White Year ago +4

      Ryan Fitzgerald Yeah I bet lmao

    • Ryan Fitzgerald
      Ryan Fitzgerald Year ago +3

      Shawn White most people want to take the guns away not just stricter background checks if anyone try’s to take my guns it will be out of my dead hands

    • Shawn White
      Shawn White Year ago +3

      Ryan Fitzgerald Have you ever heard of stricter background checks? That should be where we start. Stop thinking people are only out to take your precious guns ffs.

    • Ryan Fitzgerald
      Ryan Fitzgerald Year ago +2

      Sam Hain I like guns I enjoy going to range what’s wrong with that I like my 2nd amendment

  • huggi2
    huggi2 Year ago +126

    Bless the Panthers organization and Lou for honoring the parkland victims

  • Aiden Marcelis
    Aiden Marcelis Year ago +76

    Classy move. Best wishes to all affected by this.

  • David Ryan
    David Ryan Year ago +58

    Sad. Rip to the victims