The New York Rangers added the cutest and furriest free agent to their roster Tuesday.
New York introduced Ranger, a yellow lab who will serve as its pup on a path to train to become a service dog for a child with autism.
Ranger was unveiled Tuesday with a video alongside Adam Graves, the former Rangers legend and alumni member who incidentally is the seven-month-old dog's favorite player. The pup's official website describes Madison Square Garden as his favorite place to sit and stay and that puck handling is his top skill.
Ranger was chosen through a partnership with BluePath, a charitable non-profit organization that provides autism service dogs, and he was picked from a five-puppy litter that was born Jan. 31 mostly because he had a blue collar from the start. He will learn skills throughout the year that are necessary to become a service dog for a family in need.