Bobby Ryan helped two young fans get a puppy during Ottawa’s 3-0 victory over the Rangers yesterday.
Cole Jansen sat near the glass holding a sign that said: “Bobby, dad said if you score we get a puppy,” which Ryan very clearly saw during warmups.
“I wanted to get the poor kid a dog,” Ryan said.
And he did.
Ryan scored the game’s first goal, putting Ottawa on the board with roughly 20 seconds left in the second period when he knocked in a loose rebound. It was Ryan’s 17th goal in 48 games this season.
After Ryan scored, the youngsters’ dad was shown on TV walking the aisle with his head in his hands.
“They’ve been bugging me for months to get this dog and I thought, ‘Hey, if I make a bet and they lose, at least I’m scot-free,’” Cole’s dad, Warren, told TSN during a mid-game interview. “I just shouldn’t have picked such a talented player like Bobby Ryan, I should have picked someone else.”
Cole said during the interview that he and his younger brother, Reece, are getting a Pomsky. It will be named Bobby, of course.
Here’s video of the goal, along with the interview of the family and Ryan glimpsing the sign during warmups.