Bruins forward David Pastrnak shared some heartbreaking news on Monday morning. His newborn son, Viggo Rohl Pastrnak, has died.
Pastrnak and his girlfriend, Rebecca Rohlsson, previously announced they were expecting in January. Viggo was their first child.
Pastrnak confirmed Viggo’s death in an Instagram post. His son was just six days old.
“We have an Angel watching over us and we call him SON. You will be loved FOREVER,” Pastrnak wrote. “Please respect our privacy as we are going through these heartbreaking times.”
Pastrnak did not say how his son had died.
The NHL world came together to offer words of support to Pastrnak and Rohlsson after the announcement.
The players and staff of the NHLPA extend their deepest condolences to David Pastrnak and Rebecca Rohlsson on the loss of their newborn son, Viggo.
— NHLPA (@NHLPA) June 28, 2021
Waking up and seeing the news that David Pastrnak’s infant son passed away. Heartbroken for him and his girlfriend, Rebecca. No parent should have to go through this. pic.twitter.com/epxIBvmJZE
— Cealey Godwin (@CealeyGodwin) June 28, 2021
This David Pastrnak news is heartbreaking. My heart goes out to him and his family.
— Julian McKenzie (@jkamckenzie) June 28, 2021
The Pastrnak news is just too sad. I can’t even imagine the sorrow.
— Andrew Berkshire (@AndrewBerkshire) June 28, 2021
Absolutely heartbroken for David Pastrnak and his girlfriend. What awful news.
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) June 28, 2021
Just woke up to the news that the baby of #NHLBruins F David Pastrnak has passed away. Absolutely brutal and devastating. My heart and condolences goes out to him and his family.
— MurphysLaw74 (@MurphysLaw74) June 28, 2021
Wishing nothing but the best for David Pasternak and his family 💔💔💔
— Ahmed (@AhmedMayta) June 28, 2021
Absolute heartbreaking news to wake up to this morning.
My thoughts go out to #NHLBruins forward David Pastrnak and his family on the passing of his son Viggo.
The newborn was only a week old.
So very sad.
— Mark Allred (@BlackAndGold277) June 28, 2021
A million thoughts and prayers for David Pastrnak, his girlfriend and family. No one should have to endure what they are going through right now….heavy heart. 💛🖤
— 💫Just Kate💫 (@humbleddaily) June 28, 2021
Thinking of Rebecca and David Pastrnak 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) June 28, 2021
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