Bruins star David Pastrnak announces death of newborn son

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David Pastrnak announced the death of his newborn son on Monday. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)
David Pastrnak announced the death of his newborn son on Monday. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)

Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak announced the death of his infant son on Monday morning.

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“We have an Angel watching over us and we call him SON,” Pastrnak said in his Instagram post. “You will be loved FOREVER. Please respect our privacy as we are going through these heartbreaking times.”

The 25-year-old’s girlfriend, Rebecca Rohlsson, gave birth to Viggo Rohl Pastrnak on June 17 and the child died six days later. The cause of death was not disclosed. 

Before his fifth postseason with the Bruins, Pastrnak went into detail how excited he and Rohlsson were for the birth of their son.

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Pastrnak has spent all seven years of his career in Boston and won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy for scoring the most goals during the 2019-20 season.

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