Former Capitals player and children’s book author Eric Fehr missed the Minnesota Wild’s practice Wednesday –but he had a pretty good reason. The 33-year-old forward and his wife Rachel welcomed their new child, Theodore John, late Tuesday night.
Coach Bruce Boudreau broke the news to explain Fehr’s absence at the morning skate.
Boudreau says Eric Fehr's wife had a baby in the middle of the night, so he was not at practice today. 👶
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) November 14, 2018
The team’s Twitter account posted a picture of the adorable baby later in the day.
Ducks goalie John Gibson even gave Fehr an early hug!
Eric Fehr said something to John Gibson, Gibson turned around and put him a headlock pic.twitter.com/cl8V2LITub
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) November 10, 2018
Fehr registered one shot on goal in 10:50 minutes of ice time against his former team on Tuesday night. Overall, he has 6 points and 16 penalty minutes this season, but who knows how well he’ll do after this latest boost of dad strength?
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