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National Dog Day fetches big NHL response

Steven Stamkos, Anze Kopitar among players to celebrate Man's best friend

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / Staff Writer

Friday was National Dog Day, so social media feeds were filled with pictures of everyone's adorable canines. NHL players were no exception and it turns out they've got some pretty great pups.

Tweet from @KidElls1: Did YOUR dog shave the BatMan symbol onto his chest....didn't think so. Mine did. #NationalDogDay

While they may not all be superheroes, the dogs of the NHL are each awesome in their own way.

Some dogs showed up in interesting places:

Tweet from @MattStajan18: Lola is looking forward to the season! "Put me in coach" #NationalDogDay

Tweet from @teddypurcell16: Here is the king himself on #nationaldogday

Some dogs have especially great names:

Tweet from @Patrick_Eaves: Sir Rueben Buddie Eaves #NationalDogDay

Tweet from @RealStamkos91: Happy #NationalDogDay from my boy Trigger. #verywellmannered

Tweet from @NathanGerbe14: Happy #NationalDogDay to my best buds #johnnycash&tuxy

Tweet from @leeberr09: Gordie and I are ready for October! @NYIslanders #haulinauss

Some dogs are particularly big hockey fans:

Tweet from @rpulock: Who is ready for hockey season? Jonah is! #NationalDogDay

Tweet from @pirri91: We can't wait to get to NY and get to work @NYRangers #NationalDogDay #IsItOctoberYet

Tweet from @klaranorman: Our little family ������ so proud of you!

Tweet from @AnaheimDucks: That's a good lookin' ��! Charlie Cogliano is helping us celebrate #NationalDogDay.

Tweet from @AnzeKopitar: #NationalDogDay @GustlTweets @DomincInes

And some dogs are just plain cute:

Tweet from @zadorov61: #NationalDogDay

Tweet from @mitchabov: Hope everyone loves their dog as much as I do. #NationalDogDay #frenchie #milo

Tweet from @34jallen: Happy #NationalDogDay

Tweet from @apetro_27: Happy national dog day !!!

Tweet from @radkogudas: #HappyNationalDogsDay

Tweet from @NHLPA: .@Matt9Duchene's dog, Paisley the Brittany, lives EVERY day like it's #NationalDogDay

Tweet from @dbackes42: Happy #NationalDogDay from our rescued pack to yours!!

Tweet from @mbacklund11: #NationalDogDay ��������

Tweet from @NHLFlames: �� #NationalDogDay ��: @Bollig87

Tweet from @NHLFlyers: Just a ���� and his ��. #NationalDogDay

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