Sports teams put their paws up for National Puppy Day

National Puppy Day — a day designed just for your cuddly four-legged best friend, and professional sports teams and athletes don't hold back celebrating their furbaby's.

The NHL is known to have some of the toughest athletes in sport but don't be fooled. These athletes have big and soft hearts for their puppies.

NHL teams also took part. 

Although the NHL is preparing for a busy night in hockey, the main priority is National Puppy Day, of course. 

The hockey world wasn't the only sport taken by the adorable celebration. Here are few others that joined in on the puppy party.

Name a more iconic duo than athletes and puppies ... we'll wait.