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10 photos of Anze Kopitar with Gustl, his ultra-photogenic dog

Gary A Vasquez / USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings star Anze Kopitar is known for his consistent production on the ice, but he's also known for having an adorable best friend.

Kopitar brought his dog, Gustl, a golden retriever-poodle mix, to practice Friday, and it was incredible.

You may remember Gustl from such classic moments as:

 Kopitar's day with the Stanley Cup.

Kopitar being interviewed while a leashed Gustl looks on.

(Courtesy: L.A. Kings)

History's scruffiest snuggle.


Kopitar and Gustl share everything, from their barber to their morning coffee.

Afternoon coffee with my boy! #šefe #samehaircut @inesdominc

Gustl helps Kopitar break down game tape after a frustrating losses.

Chillaxing with my boy...

A man, his dog, and the hardest trophy to win in all of professional sports.

(Courtesy: Hockey Hall of Fame)

Kopitar might resemble Gustl more than he does his own brother, Gasper.

Gustl senior in Gustl junior!! #nofilter #šefa @gape_kopi13 @inesdominc #travelday

One of the stars of Friends appreciated the special bond between Kopitar and his best friend.

Could they be any cuter?

Now it's time for Gustl to get his own Instagram account, like Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf's dog, Pearl.

Regram from my girlfriend @iamkb my trip to #PalmSprings so fun! @jennifmarl @dion_phaneuf3 @rachaelcantu #Coachella

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