Who is David Pastrnak's girlfriend Rebecca Rohlson? Bruins star announces death of newborn son
'Boston Bruins' star winger David Pastrnak took to his Instagram to announce the sad news of his infant son's death. Pastrnak's six-day-old son, Viggo Rohl Pastrnak, died on the morning of June 23. Pastrnak's girlfriend Rebecca Rohlson gave birth to their son on June 17.
Pastrnak wrote on Twitter, "We have an Angel watching over us and we call him SON. You will be loved FOREVER." He asked for privacy for him and his family while they mourn the loss of his infant son. "Please respect our privacy as we are going through these heartbreaking times," he said.
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The Bruins and the NHLPA also shared their condolences for Pastrnak and his girlfriend, Rebecca Rohlson. "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. Please keep them in your thoughts and respect their privacy during this very difficult time,” the Bruins said. Pastrnak, 25, has spent his entire seven-year NHL career with the Bruins. He was selected at number 25 overall in the 2014 NHL Draft. The Czech right-winger has appeared in 48 games during the 2020-21 season and was third among Boston players with 48 points (20 goals, 28 assists), while also leading the Bruins with 15 points during 11 postseason games.
Back in May, Pastrnak told NHL.com about his excitement of being a first-time father. "You come home and you don’t think about hockey at all, you obviously have other priorities. You’re getting ready for the baby and we couldn’t be more excited. So, hockey’s not been talked much lately at home and sometimes that’s good, you know?"
Who is Rebecca Rohlson?
Rebecca, 23, has been dating Pastrnak since 2018. Rebecca is a former gymnast who studied at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. She is from Stockholm, Sweden. Rebecca worked at the Swedish restaurant French Mister. Before that, she was a sales assistant for Nordiska Kompaniet, NK. Back in 2013, Rebecca was the Belle Shies’ store manager. Pastrnak and Rebecca had announced they were expecting a baby in January. Viggo was their first child.
'It is a parent's worst nightmare'
Fans poured their consoling messages for Pastrnak and his girlfriend Rebecca on Twitter. One fan wrote, "Sending lots of thoughts and prayers to David Pastrnak, Rebecca and their families. Please respect their request for privacy." Another commented, "My stomach is in knots and heart hurts for David Pastrnak and Rebecca Rohlson." One user tweeted, "Things are bigger than hockey and I’m sending all my love and prayers to David Pastrnak and his girlfriend. I’m so sorry." One tweet read, "Such heartbreaking news for Rebecca Rohlsson and David Pastrnak after losing their newborn son, Viggo. It is a parent's worst nightmare. My heart aches for the families and my thoughts are with them."
Sending lots of thoughts and prayers to David Pastrnak, Rebecca and their families. Please respect their request for privacy.— Tiffany (@TiffNicole18) June 28, 2021
My stomach is in knots and heart hurts for David Pastrnak and Rebecca Rohlson.— Mike Benton (@Benton_Mike) June 28, 2021
things are bigger than hockey and I’m sending all my love and prayers to David Pastrnak and his girlfriend. I’m so sorry— cat 🦋 (@canucksedins) June 28, 2021
Such heartbreaking news for Rebecca Rohlsson and David Pastrnak after losing their newborn son, Viggo. It is a parent's worst nightmare. My heart aches for the families and my thoughts are with them.— 🇨🇦 TimCanadien 🇨🇦 (@TimCanadien) June 28, 2021