"Shooter" has gone to the dogs. Make that, the dog.

Patrick Sharp has passed his nickname to his beloved pet Basset Hound, but that hasn't stopped the Blackhawks winger from putting pucks on net at a frenetic pace this season.

"It's not my nickname anymore," the Blackhawks winger said with a quick grin. "It's my dog's name."

Sharp has peppered opposing goaltenders with 199 shots, which ranks third in the Western Conference and 12th in the league entering Tuesday's play around the NHL — despite missing eight games last month with a broken bone in his left wrist.