The Washington Capitals introduced us to Captain, their ridiculously adorable new puppy, on October 5, 2019. 48,000 Twitter followers and 26 RMNB stories later, Captain has been voted the NHL’s Best Team Dog in the 2020 Fan Choice Awards.
Captain won with 22 percent of the vote defeating nine other dogs including Montreal’s Flambo (16.4%) and the NY Islanders’ Tori (12.7%).
According to the Capitals, Captain was born on July 22.
— Captain (@CapsPup) October 10, 2019
At ten-weeks-old, the male yellow Labrador made his debut with the team during the team’s Rock the Red Carpet event. Alex Ovechkin cradled Captain in his arms and walked him into Capital One Arena ahead of the team’s home opener against the Carolina Hurricanes on October 5.
— Captain (@CapsPup) October 5, 2019
Photo: Cara Bahniuk/RMNB
Captain will receive basic training and socialization for a total of 14-16 months before returning back to Smithtown, NY to begin his formal service dog training. The Capitals adopted Captain through America’s VetDogs, a New York-based non-profit that provides service dogs to veterans and first responders with disabilities.
Congratulations, Captain. You’re a very very good doggo.
RMNB’s coverage of Captain
Headline photo: Cara Bahniuk/RMNB
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