The Washington Capitals have made public that Nicklas Backstrom’s fiancée Liza is pregnant with the family’s third child. The couple already has a son, Vince, and a daughter, Haley.
The notoriously private Backstrom let cameras into his home the day of his contract-signing press conference to film a feature called Beyond Hockey. The video opens with Backstrom facing off with Vince on the hardwood floors. “(No), you’re cheating,” Backstrom says as he hooks and elbows his son. Eventually, Vince rifles a shot into the back of the baby net.
“A third one’s on the way so it’s going to be hectic here,” Backstrom said. “Everything under control. I think after having two, a third one is just going to follow and tag along here.”
The video featured a chyron that shared additional information including that Liza is expecting in April 2020. She recently showed off her baby bump at the Wish Upon Charity Event that RMNB covered.
Throughout the video, Nicklas and Vince play somewhat recklessly inside the home, which includes some off-target tennis shots. “Don’t tell Mom,” Backstrom says as he knocks something over on the table. “We just have a great time here.”
“A typical day is kids go to school until 2 or 3 in the afternoon and then keep them activated, run around,” Backstrom said. “That’s when they get their best sleep.”
Backstrom also gave a quick tour around his house.
“That’s a good picture right there,” Backstrom said of a custom family portrait painted by Taylor Kampa Olson. “That’s our favorite. That’s why it’s sitting over there.”
Backstrom showed off his office which features an iMac computer, “a couple of Presidents’ Trophies and my favorite” a Stanley Cup, a signed Michael Jordan basketball that he won at Casino Night, another TKO painting, a Kuzy bird-celly bobblehead, and a Backstrom Gnome from a giveaway years ago.
Eventually, he leaves to drive to Capital One Arena to attend his press conference. The documentary continues as he drives.
“You’re thinking about it driving down here, how cool it would be to have a parade here. Luckily enough, we’ve been able to pull it off,” Backstrom said. “That was so cool. I think we made this right turn right here on Constitution and then you see all these people. That was something spectacular. That is something I’ll never forget. That was probably my favorite thing about winning, just celebrating with fans. You could see how happy they were too. If you won it once, you have a chance to win it again. No one would be happier than us to win again.”
Backstrom speaks to reporters and talks about how great it is to play in Washington, DC.
“Hopefully, it’s the last jersey he wears,” Brian MacLellan said.
Screenshots courtesy of the @Capitals
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