Washington Capitals debut new team dog: Captain

Alexander Ovechkin with Captain the Capitals' new team dog.

The Capitals have a new Captain.

Captain the puppy just joined the Capitals as team service dog-in-training for America's VetDogs.

It's a non-profit that provides service dogs to veterans and first responders with disabilities. 

Captain is just 10 weeks old, and he will undergo basic training and socialization with the Capitals for the next 14-16 months.

After that he will return to the America's VetDogs campus in New York to begin his formal training. 

He's not quite a good-luck charm yet, though. The Caps lost Saturday night's home opener in overtime to Carolina.

But we still love Captain. Check out these photos the Capitals shared of their new pup below:

Captain, the Washington Capitals' new team dog.

Captain, the Washington Capitals' new team dog.