Pastrnak shared a photo of his son's feet, along with a heartfelt message, on his Instagram page in the announcement.
Here's what Pastrnak wrote:
"Viggo Rohl Pastrnak
June 17th 2021 - June 23rd 2021 🕊
We have an Angel watching over us and we call him SON. You will be loved FOREVER. Please respect our privacy as we are going through these heartbreaking times."
The Bruins released a statement after Pastrnak made the announcement. The team offered condolences to Pastrnak and his girlfriend, Rebecca Rohlsson.
"David and Rebecca are a part of our family and we share in their loss," the team wrote. "Please keep them in your thoughts and respect their privacy during this very difficult time."
Others in the hockey community, including multiple teams, also reached out with messages of support for Pastrnak and Rohlsson:
The players and staff of the NHLPA extend their deepest condolences to David Pastrnak and Rebecca Rohlsson on the loss of their newborn son, Viggo.— NHLPA (@NHLPA) June 28, 2021
Our deepest condolences go out to David Pastrnak and Rebecca Rohlsson. Rest peacefully, Viggo.— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) June 28, 2021
Our hearts break for the Pastrnak family.— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) June 28, 2021
Sending all of our love and condolences during this time ❤️
Pastrnak and Rohlsson do not have any other children together.