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Son of Bruins star David Pastrnak dies 6 days after birth

June 28, 2021 GMT
FILE - Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak is shown during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens in Boston, in this Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, file photo. Bruins star David Pastrnak is asking for privacy after revealing the sudden death of his newborn son. Pastrnak announced Monday, June 28, 2021, that his son, Viggo Rohl Pastrnak, died on June 23, just six days after his girlfriend Rebecca Rohlsson gave birth. The 25-year-old winger didn’t disclose a cause of death. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
FILE - Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak is shown during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens in Boston, in this Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, file photo. Bruins star David Pastrnak is asking for privacy after revealing the sudden death of his newborn son. Pastrnak announced Monday, June 28, 2021, that his son, Viggo Rohl Pastrnak, died on June 23, just six days after his girlfriend Rebecca Rohlsson gave birth. The 25-year-old winger didn’t disclose a cause of death. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins star David Pastrnak says his son has died six days after birth. He did not disclose a cause.

Pastrnak posted on Instagram that girlfriend Rebecca Rohlsson gave birth to Viggo Rohl Pastrnak, who died June 23.

“We have an Angel watching over us and we call him SON. You will be loved FOREVER,” Pastrnak wrote. “Please respect our privacy as we are going through these heartbreaking times.”

In a statement, the Bruins said, “David and Rebecca are a part of our family and we share in their loss.”

The NHL offered condolences as well, as did current and former players.

Pastrnak, a 25-year-old winger, was born in the Czech Republic. He was drafted in the first round in 2014 and was an All-Star in 2019 and 2020.

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