Before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals between the Florida Panthers and the New Jersey Devils, Schmidt's daughter Casey tweeted out the image above: a note and a beer at BankAtlantic Center, presented in a tribute to her late father.
Her message, thanking the Panthers: "This brought tears to my eyes."
For more on Ron Schmidt and how his life inspired his son and his hockey teammates, watch his Fox Sports Florida video about the JR Panthers (click the image or here to watch the video):about "I Give A Schmidt", which was created to cover medical and other costs for the family, visit here.
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