Best #NationalDogDay photos from NHL players

Kevin Connauton and his dog, Goose. (via Twitter)

Wednesday is #NationalDogDay, and the NHL is celebrating.


And, seeing as it’s the, um, dog days of the NHL off-season (sorry), we thought we’d gather some of our favourite photos of NHLers and their beloved four-legged friends.

Happy #NationalDogDay, NHL!

Here’s Ryan Johansen and his (totally unimpressed) dog.

It’s #NationalDogDay times two in Columbus.

Glamour shot.

Cam Atkinson and his dog, Easton.

Hi, Goose!

Nail Yakupov and his puppy love.
Edmonton Oilers on Twitter

Just a couple of blondes.

Andrew Cogliano’s got his hands full.

Frederik’s turn!

So. Many. Capitals. Canines.

Washington Capitals on Twitter

Jacob Trouba and his new addition.

A photo posted by Jacob Trouba (@jacobtrouba) on

David Backes and his adorable entourage.

Ken Daneyko’s duo.

This aptly-named Pegula pup.

(Emerson Etem’s pup might want a re-do on this pic.)
Emerson Etem on Twitter


Here’s an awesome throwback photo of Don Cherry and his beloved Blue.

Kooper knows how to support his squad.


Best buds.

Bailey’s just happy to be here.
Detroit Red Wings on Twitter

Don’t forget the mascots!
NHL on Twitter

Every day is #NationalDogDay with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Desert dogs.
Arizona Coyotes on Twitter

This. Face.

A photo posted by bohorvat (@bohorvat) on

And. This. Face.

Pocket-sized pups.

It’s love.

Boston Bruins on Twitter

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