Ottawa Senators have a new clutch player, a service dog named Rookie

Written by on January 5, 2019 in Celebrity Critters, Critter Love - No comments

Puppies are taking over the NHL.

Meet Rookie, the new service dog in training for the Ottawa Senators.

Fans voted for the name and if they have their way, Rookie with be the league’s Calder Memorial Trophy winner as rookie of the year, too.

The puppy joined the team at the end of December.

It’s part of an agreement with the CNIB to help raise puppies that will eventually become service dogs for people with vision loss.

Rookie is just the latest four-legged teammate for the National Hockey League.

Previously we told you about the Winnipeg Jets team dog and the St. Louis Blues partner pooch.

As for the Sens, they could use all the help they could get.

The team is currently at the bottom of the standings in their division.

The team looks to snap a six-game losing streak today when Ottawa hosts Minnesota.

And Rookie will be there for it; his first game day foray with his new team.

Photo Ottawa Senators/Twitter

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