Former Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk became a dad over the last week as his wife Deanna gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
The couple has named their son Connor Michael Shattenkirk. “We are so in love,” Deanna wrote on Instagram.
It’s the couple’s first child together.
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The Shattenkirks were congratulated on Instagram by several former and current Capitals wives.
“Aww congratulations guys!! He’s perfect. So happy for you 💙,” Lauren Oshie wrote.
“He’s beautiful! Congrats! 💙” Gina Carlson added.
“😭😭😭Congratulations to you both!” said Taylor Winnik.
According to Deanna, Connor was born early on July 2nd. Connor now shares a birthday with former Rangers great and Capitals GM, George McPhee, as well as future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton.
Shattenkirk played 19 regular-season games with Washington and was nearly a point-per-game player, tallying 14 points. But Barry Trotz revealed a year later that the trade didn’t work out as planned as Shatty wasn’t a top pairing defender “as advertised.” Trotz added that Shattenkirk struggled against the Penguins in the playoffs that year.
Shattenkirk went on to sign a four-year, $26.6 million contract with his hometown New York Rangers over the offseason, which included a $5 million signing bonus. In two seasons in New York, Shattenkirk has 51 points in 119 games.
Congratulations to Kevin and Deanna on their new bundle of joy.
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