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Senators' Ryan gets to meet Bobby the puppy

Ottawa forward scored goal to win family a dog

by NHL.com @nhl

Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan helped Cole Jansen win a puppy when he scored a goal in a Jan. 24 game against the New York Rangers.

Ryan recently met his namesake, a rescue dog named Bobby, along with the Jansen family. Cole attended the game against the Rangers holding a sign by the glass that read: "Bobby, Dad said if you score we get a puppy!" 

Tweet from @Senators: Bobby meets Bobby! Watch the #puppygoal's happy ending and a big thanks to @PetSmart and @PizzaPizzaLtd!https://t.co/0w3BaR02yb

Representatives from PetSmart also provided the family with dog food, a grooming certificate, a chew toy and a $100 gift card. Pizza Pizza presented the family with a year's supply of pizza.

"They've been bugging me for months to get this dog and I thought, 'Hey if I make a bet and they lose, at least I'm scot-free,'" Cole's father Warren said the night of the goal. "I just shouldn't have picked such a talented player like Bobby Ryan. I should have picked someone else."

Ryan has 20 goals in 60 games this season for Ottawa.

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