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Cam Atkinson meets Cam the dog

Hat trick from Blue Jackets' forward won Wright family second pet

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Cam Atkinson meets Cam the dog

BOS@CBJ: Atkinson meets the dog named after him

2/16/16: Cam Atkinson meets Cam the dog, who Maddie Wright's family rescued after Atkinson's big performance at a Blue Jackets' game last month

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Cam, meet Cam.

Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson on Monday met Cam the dog, a recent addition to the Wright family as a result of his hat trick in the Blue Jackets' 5-2 win against the Montreal Canadiens on Jan. 25.

The Wrights brought the newly acquired and appropriately named dog to meet Atkinson on Monday.

Maddie Wright and her brother Josh had been trying to convince their father to get a second dog for the family.

Brian Wright struck a deal with his kids before attending the game Jan. 25. He told Maddie, who was celebrating her ninth birthday, to pick a player and if he scored against the Canadiens, the Wrights would get a second dog.

Maddie and her mother, Peri, made a sign to hold up before the game that read: "Dad said if '13' scores on my birthday we get a dog."

Maddie picked Atkinson, who wears No. 13, and he delivered not with one, but with three goals.

The Wrights had previously identified a 3-year-old black lab/Australian shepherd mix named Wrigley at the Delaware County Humane Society as a potential rescue.

Tweet from @BlueJacketsNHL: .@CamAtkinson13's day with the Wright family & Cam the dog! ������https://t.co/TebZdCDPqu #CBJ pic.twitter.com/QoRBqx41lS

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