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Shark’s Best Friend: The Dogs of the San Jose Sharks



Credit: Mackenzie Blackwood

You know who doesn’t care if you win or lose?

“In 2016, we lost against Pittsburgh in the Finals. I was so upset. I got a puck in the throat, had to go to the hospital,” Marc-Edouard Vlasic recalled. “Came home and Kelly’s right there and just jumping, and you forget about everything once you go home.”

Kelly, the veteran San Jose Sharks defenseman’s first dog, passed away in 2020.

This Christmas, let’s celebrate our furry friends who love us unconditionally…presenting the dogs of the San Jose Sharks!

In order of seniority on the team, San Jose Sharks captain Logan Couture spoke about Willa and Ernie, Kevin Labanc about Nala, alternate captain Mario Ferraro about Wilder, Alexander Barabanov about Bim, Luke Kunin about Rocco, Matt Benning about Moose, Jacob MacDonald about Jaxx, Nikita Okhotiuk about Philipp, Mackenzie Blackwood about Benna and Valko, Kyle Burroughs about Sadie and Aullie, Givani Smith about Zola, Filip Zadina about Jack, Mikael Granlund about Rafa, and Mike Hoffman about Murphy and Maui.

Read the full article at NBC Sports Bay Area

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