Nicklas Backstrom is now a father of three children.
Backstrom’s fiancee Liza Berg gave birth to their third child, a girl, “a couple of days ago.” Backstrom announced the news in a Zoom interview Wednesday morning with Capitals media.
“We came home two days ago. Everything is great,” Backstrom said. “I know there’s been a lot of talk about hospital people, how important they are. I think they did a great job with us. I know it was not an ideal situation for us to be in the hospital at this time. Without them, this is going to take a lot longer. They’re sacrificing themselves for others, which is probably one of the nicest things that a human being can do. God bless them.”
Backstrom’s new baby is named Alizee.
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The Swedish center even took to the Zoom chat to spell it out.
Alizee now has two older siblings: six-year-old Haley and three-year-old Vince.
Backstrom remarked during the interview that while he can’t wait to get back to work and play hockey again, he has enjoyed spending the extra time with his family.
“We’re used to being on the road and traveling a lot. On the go at all times,” Backstrom said of his time off. “You get some quality time that you probably never had before.”
As for the Capitals’ team chat, where all the players text each other, Backstrom says it’s been pretty tame and more wholesome than usual.
“Honestly, our chat has been pretty quiet,” Backstrom said. “The only posts I really notice is you have three new babies so it’s just baby pictures. So everything is about them now when you’re a stay-at-home dad.”
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