As we wind our way down to the dog days of summer, the shorter days will come as a relief to many hockey fans who are still patiently waiting for the World Cup of Hockey and then the regular season to start. To go along with the "Dog Days" theme, I thought we'd take a look at man's best friend this week with some of our favorite loyal friend/player duos.
Mike Richards and Arnold:
Two time Stanley Cup champ and now Washington Capital, Mike Richards makes sure Arnold gets a chance to hang with the Stanley Cup when he gets a chance too.
Jonathan Toews and Betsy:
Black Hawks captain Jonathan Toews even takes his Yorkie, Betsy, fishing with him.
Brooks Laich and fiance Julianne Hough & Lexi and Harley:
Although the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels popped up on Julianne's instagram long before Brooks', the now engaged couple enjoys taking their pals along with them for all their adventures.
Jordie Benn and Juice:
Jamie's older bro always has a friend to hang with when it comes to his dog, Juice.
Hilary Knight and Winston:
Of course dogs can be a woman's best friend as well. Team USA's Hilary Knight found one with her boxer, Winston.
Shayne Gostisbehere and Cooper:
Shayne Gostisbehere has a busy schedule after his breakout season with the Flyers, but he always has his buddies Cooper and Pippa (not pictured) to go home to.