With the first game of the season finally in the books, the Montreal Canadiens had a chance to focus on some housekeeping before their game this Saturday. The Habs have agreed on a lifetime contract with their 2018 cutest overall pick, Flambo.
The Tricolore drafted the nine-week-old Saint-Pierre Labernese puppy in December and he instantly endeared himself to Canadiens fans with his floppy ears and cuddly face. A highly-touted prospect, Flambo used to play for the Mira Foundation, an organization that trains puppies to help people with various disabilities.
Slated to be the first-line centre for the Mira Foundation, an unfortunate medical condition derailed Flambo's career as a limited mobility service dog. The Canadiens, seeing an opportunity to have a huge asset to their team, just signed Flambo to a lifetime contract this morning.
Negotiations were intense, but both parties agreed to a contract with plenty of treats and a whole lot of cuddles. A smiling Flambo told reporters this morning that "woof woof, bork woof woof" — which roughly translates to "I'm really happy with the contract and I'm looking forward to being a Montreal Canadien for life."
Though Flambo won't be joining the Canadiens on their road trip, expect to see him at the home opener on October 10.
Flambo recently celebrated his first birthday, making him the youngest pupper in the history of the NHL to earn a lifetime contract.
Surrounded by friends and family, Flambo marked the occasion in the Habs dressing room the only way he knew how — with cake and his team's jersey.
Déjà 1 an. 🎂
They grow up so fast. 😭
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