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Sunny the Stanley Pup represents 'Today' show at Media Day

Bruins, Blues get to meet guide dog-in training, answer questions

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

One reporter at Stanley Cup Final Media Day had a lot of dog gone questions. They were printed on pieces of paper and delivered after being held in his mouth.

Sunny, the guide dog in training from NBC's Today has a new gig: Stanley Pup Correspondent.

Sunny has traveled over 10,000 miles covering the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Sunday found the way to Media Day.

Video: Guide dog, Sunny, asks Jake Allen a tough question

Blues goalie Jake Allen was among the players to get a question from Sunny, who was treated just as well as the rest of the credentialed media.

Tweet from @Dave_Stubbs: #StanleyCup Final Media Day. Sunny, @TODAYshow's Stanley Pup: Guide Dog Foundation canine in training and a four-legged, credentialed media representative here. Sunny had good face time with fellow media today. #NHLBruins #stlblues

Later in the day, Sunny met Blues forwards Vladimir Tarasenko and Ryan O'Reilly.

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara also met Sunny and had a warm hug for the pup.

Tweet from @NHLBruins: Big Zee, meet Stanley Pup. 🐶#NHLBruins | @TODAYPuppy

Sunny has been trained by The Guide Dog Foundation, whose mission is To improve the quality of life for people who are blind, have low vision, or have other special needs with specially trained guide dogs.

Sunny is about 85 percent complete with his guide dog training, but he is only scratching the surface of his potential as a reporter.

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