2023 Stanley Cup Final: Celebrity Fans and Supporters of the Florida Panthers

2023 Stanley Cup Final: Celebrity Fans and Supporters of the Florida Panthers

Joel Reyes
June 2, 2023 at 3:58 PM
  • Excitement is building for the 2023 Stanley Cup Final between Florida and Vegas
  • The Panthers are looking to win their first-ever NHL championship
  • The team has plenty of famous supporters, including Ariana Grande and Brooks Koepka

Game 1 of the 2023 Stanley Cup Final is just a few days away.

The Florida Panthers and the Vegas Golden Knights square off to determine who will be crowned this year’s NHL champions.

It is not just the teams participating who are excited for the Stanley Cup Final but also their respective fanbases.

Ariana Grande, Florida Panthers, Brooks Koepka, Tua Tagovailoaa
Ariana Grande and Brooks Koepka. Images: Weiss Eubanks/ Rob Carr
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Among those who can’t wait for the blockbuster clash are Florida’s celebrity fans.

Here is a list of the famous stars rooting for the Panthers in the best-of-seven series.

Ariana Grande

Grande grew up in Boca Raton, Florida, and spent much of her childhood attending the Panthers’ hockey games.

Grande became part of the Panthers’ history when she attended Florida’s first home game at their new arena in Sunrise.

A loose puck flew from the ice at the National Car Rental Center and struck a five-year-old Grande in the left wrist.

That made Grande the first fan hit by a puck at Florida’s arena, per Fansided.

Fortunately for Grande, she suffered no major injuries with the puck hit. Grande only had to deal with a bruise following the incident.

Grande had a much better experience at a Panthers game three years later. She displayed her singing prowess on national television for the first time, belting her version of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Grande has since become a global music superstar, but her love for the Florida Panthers remains up to this day.

Brooks Koepka

The newly crowned PGA champion is a hardcore Florida Panthers fan. He supported them one day after his triumph at Oak Hill, attending the Panthers’ Game 3 showdown against the Carolina Hurricanes, per NHL.com.

The West Palm Beach native was treated to a win by his hometown team, with Florida recording a narrow 1-0 victory over Carolina.

Tua Tagovailoa

One of Florida’s newer celebrity fans is Miami Dolphins star Tua Tagovailoa. The 25-year-old quarterback was seen celebrating his birthday with the Panthers.

Denver Nuggets’ celebrity fans

Sports Brief recently reported on the celebrity fans supporting the Denver Nuggets.

Among the famous people rooting for Denver in the 2023 NBA Finals are Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Peyton Manning, John Elway, and Von Miller.

South Park creators Parker and Stone grew up in the Colorado area and have been huge fans of the Nuggets since they were young.

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