There's a new addition to the Blackhawks family.
Patrick Sharp and his wife, Abby, welcomed a daughter into the world at about 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Speaking to reporters after Saturday's practice at the United Center, the right forward said he wasn't expecting the phone call home after Thursday's 3-2 victory over the Islanders to go quite like it did.
"I called my wife after the game and was expecting to hear congratulations or nice goal or good game or something and the first thing she said was, 'I think I’m having the baby tonight,'" he said. "I forgot about hockey pretty quick and turned my focus to her. I got off the plane from New York and and she had gone into labor."
Madelyn Grace Sharp was born at Northwestern Hospital, weighing in at 6 pounds, 2 ounces and measuring 19 inches long.
"Mom is awesome, baby’s in great shape," Sharp said. "I thought I’d be a wreck and nervous and stressing out about everything but everyone at the hospital was great. The nurses and doctors. And...