David Pastrnak announces the death of his newborn son

Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak posted on Instagram Monday morning that his six-day-old son Viggo, born June 17, had died.

David Pastrnak announces the death of his newborn son

"We have an Angel watching over our lives and we call him SON. You will always be loved. We are going through heartbreaking times. Please respect our privacy," Pastrnak wrote Monday at 2 AM ET.

The friendly David Pastrnak announced in January that he was expecting a boy. Pastrnak, like any expectant Dad, was full of joy and excitement when asked by the media how he and his girlfriend were doing while they prepared for Viggo's arrival. Pastrnak struggled through the regular season, and just before the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs he relied on his family and the anticipated arrival of Viggo.

Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak posted on Instagram Monday morning that his six-day-old son Viggo, born June 17, had died.

"We have an Angel watching over our lives and we call him SON. You will always be loved. We are going through heartbreaking times. Please respect our privacy," Pastrnak wrote Monday at 2 AM ET.

The friendly David Pastrnak announced in January that he was expecting a boy. Pastrnak, like any expectant Dad, was full of joy and excitement when asked by the media how he and his girlfriend were doing while they prepared for Viggo's arrival. Pastrnak struggled through the regular season, and just before the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs he relied on his family and the anticipated arrival of Viggo.

David Pastrnak said that when he returned home from work, he didn't think about hockey. He stated this to NHL.com on May 9. "You are getting ready to welcome the baby, and we couldn’t be happier. Hockey hasn't been discussed much at home lately and that can sometimes be a good thing.

It's great when things are going well. Sometimes you need to look at other things. It's definitely been something new for me, but it's so exciting. Family will always be number one. At the end of each day, it's number 1. It's a great job, and I am grateful for the opportunity to live and work in a place I love. But at the end it's just a game. My family will always be number one. 1.

David Pastrnak was a source for laughter and positivity for his teammates, media, fans and everyone who knows him. Boston Hockey Now extends our deepest sympathy to his family during this difficult time. Let the light he gives to others shine on them and guide them through this. Viggo, may you be carried by angelic flights.

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