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Barclay breaks the internet

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

It's ruff being popular.

Before Brayden Schenn could get his hockey stick back at Thursday's practice, Barclay - a labrador retriever training to be an assistance dog for Duo - had become an internet superstar.

Barclay has been living in the St. Louis Blues offices until he completes his training and can provide service to someone in need. When he's not training though, he's joining the team on the ice for practice, greeting Blues employees in the front office and going on TV with CBS News, Fox News, CNN, SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt, TSN in Canada and and even TMZ (Yes, now Barclay has to keep an eye out for the pupparazzi) ...

... and that's only in the last 48 hours!

Video: Barclay joins Blues on the ice for practice

Barclay has also been seen on local newscasts in Utah, Albuquerque, Sacramento, Honolulu, Alaska and even all the way in Australia.

Here is what the media is saying about him:

Tweet from @espn: The @StLouisBlues had a ruff practice today 🐶 pic.twitter.com/mEMYZfDylR

Tweet from @CBSNews: HOCKEY PUP: The St. Louis Blues have adopted a puppy that they're going to train as a service dog ��� and he's already taking to the ice 🏒🐶https://t.co/MuUygxrILv pic.twitter.com/ofcM7pf7G0

Tweet from @USATODAY: Barclay, a 5-month-old yellow Labrador Retriever puppy, showed some good speed, tenacity and balance while running around the ice. https://t.co/FyTN6PVwbA

Tweet from @timandsid: There's no chance anything tops this video today...Barclay is on the ice at #Blues practice! 🐕🏒🚨pic.twitter.com/PYqmlqcERD

Tweet from @globalnews: Meet Barclay, the hockey-loving puppy! Barclay was adopted by the St. Louis Blues front office. Watch as he partakes in a "ruff practice" with the rest of the team. READ MORE: https://t.co/kFkl6A4DnU pic.twitter.com/lZzSGCvL36

Tweet from @7NewsSydney: A US ice hockey team has taken out of their training session to put their newest recruit, through his paces. Barclay, the Labrador puppy, is the team mascot for the St Louis Blues. He was right at home on the ice blocking a hockey puck with his paws. #7News pic.twitter.com/noSLBn2GJP

Tweet from @NHL: Okay, Barclay. You're seriously wonderful. https://t.co/tyW8qZ4iVB

Tweet from @NHLSeattle_: Well, we know who we're taking in the Expansion Draft...🐶😉 #ReturnToHockey #NHLSeattle

To learn more about Duo service dogs and to support the St. Louis-based nonprofit organization, visit duodogs.org. You can also learn more about Barclay by visiting stlouisblues.com/puppy.

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