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Sharks service dog, Finn, helps drop puck on bobblehead night

Trainee's furry friend Dill earned high five for pregame effort

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / NHL.com Staff Writer

Dogs drop the puck in San Jose

CBJ@SJS: Dogs drop ceremonial puck in San Jose

Prior to the Sharks game, a pair of dogs named Finn and Dill drop the puck as a part of a fundraiser for Canine Companions

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Well this was the cutest puck drop in a long time.

Two furry friends, Finn and Dill, from the local chapter of Canine Companions for Independence were front and center for the pregame ceremony at SAP Center in San Jose.

Finn is the Sharks' service dog in training and was also featured in the giveaway, a bobblehead with him and San Jose defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic, who is well-known for his love of dogs. Vlasic took the faceoff in place of injured captain Logan Couture.

Tweet from @SharksPup: Look, the @SanJoseSharks made a bobblehead of me and my friend @Vlasic44! 🐾 pic.twitter.com/d90A7OiFSd

Even though Finn, who just turned eight months old, couldn't drop the puck himself because he hasn't yet been trained to do so, Dill did a fine job and got a high five from Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno.

And Finn got plenty of love from the Sharks as they headed out onto the ice for warmups.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Of course @SharksPup is here to welcome the guys out on his bobblehead night! (There may have been treats behind the chair...) pic.twitter.com/1zefdcgeuX

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