Over the summer, news broke in Sweden that Nicklas Backstrom‘s girlfriend would give birth to the couple’s first child. On Tuesday morning, The Washington Post’s Katie Carrera reported that the couple has welcomed a healthy baby girl, two days after her scheduled delivery date.
Nicklas Backstrom’s girlfriend gave birth to the couple’s first child, a baby girl, early this morning. Understandably he’s not at practice.
“Many other players have made it work, so it shouldn’t be a problem,” Backstrom added, when asked how he would balance hockey and a kid. “Both my [girlfriend] and I are very active people. We see it as a very fun experience to have children.”