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Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) skates with the puck during the first period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, May 23, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

(WGGB/WSHM)--Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak announced the death of his infant son early Monday morning.

In a post on his Instagram page, the star hockey player says his son Viggo Rohl Pastrnak passed away just six days after his birth. "We have an Angel watching over us and we call him SON," writes Pastrnak. "You will be loved FOREVER."

Pastrnak ends the caption writing, "Please respect our privacy as we are going through these heartbreaking times."

David Pastrnak and his girlfriend Rebecca Rohlsson announced they were expecting a baby back in January of 2021. Shortly after the announcement, NESN nicknamed him #BabyPasta.

Viggo Rohl Pastrnak was born on June 17th and passed away on June 23rd. He was Pastrnak's first child.

In a tweet, the Boston Bruins sent their condolences writing, "We are heartbroken by the passing of David and Rebecca's son, Viggo. David and Rebecca are a part of our family and we share in their loss."

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