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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 / NHL.com 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 pic.twitter.com/HncKOihwNy

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 pic.twitter.com/WeSBtimeng

Tweet from @teddypurcell16: Here is the king himself on #nationaldogday pic.twitter.com/eetwfxW7YJ

Some dogs have especially great names:

Tweet from @Patrick_Eaves: Sir Rueben Buddie Eaves #NationalDogDay pic.twitter.com/uwVm238hoH

Tweet from @RealStamkos91: Happy #NationalDogDay from my boy Trigger. #verywellmannered pic.twitter.com/3gU0tsOnFV

Tweet from @NathanGerbe14: Happy #NationalDogDay to my best buds #johnnycash&tuxy pic.twitter.com/1sjURfnxWV

Tweet from @leeberr09: Gordie and I are ready for October! @NYIslanders #haulinauss pic.twitter.com/n5Qv6cWfuI

Some dogs are particularly big hockey fans:

Tweet from @rpulock: Who is ready for hockey season? Jonah is! #NationalDogDay pic.twitter.com/PnUAdQM6sY

Tweet from @pirri91: We can't wait to get to NY and get to work @NYRangers #NationalDogDay #IsItOctoberYet pic.twitter.com/75vhI8HFi4

Tweet from @klaranorman: Our little family ������ so proud of you! pic.twitter.com/sgYRfxFBno

Tweet from @AnaheimDucks: That's a good lookin' ��! Charlie Cogliano is helping us celebrate #NationalDogDay. pic.twitter.com/f7N6ns84FW

Tweet from @AnzeKopitar: #NationalDogDay @GustlTweets @DomincInes pic.twitter.com/kK5JEzLfkK

And some dogs are just plain cute:

Tweet from @zadorov61: #NationalDogDay pic.twitter.com/qO0VCqJlvV

Tweet from @mitchabov: Hope everyone loves their dog as much as I do. #NationalDogDay #frenchie #milo pic.twitter.com/GkupWQRLDg

Tweet from @34jallen: Happy #NationalDogDay pic.twitter.com/eJWor1OFpA

Tweet from @apetro_27: Happy national dog day !!! pic.twitter.com/EboZnchgB3

Tweet from @radkogudas: #HappyNationalDogsDay pic.twitter.com/a6kGxPPLZ4

Tweet from @NHLPA: .@Matt9Duchene's dog, Paisley the Brittany, lives EVERY day like it's #NationalDogDay pic.twitter.com/Ewutr8NJmE

Tweet from @dbackes42: Happy #NationalDogDay from our rescued pack to yours!! pic.twitter.com/De4boI4prH

Tweet from @mbacklund11: #NationalDogDay �������� pic.twitter.com/q69I4prTco

Tweet from @NHLFlames: �� #NationalDogDay ��: @Bollig87 pic.twitter.com/QKLaH4G7e8

Tweet from @NHLFlyers: Just a ���� and his ��. #NationalDogDay pic.twitter.com/cHXyYJmJ3o

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