Chicago Blackhawks wives and babies: Behind-the-scenes with hockey families


Jana Hossa

Husband: #81 Marian Hossa, Right Wing

Kids: Mia, 28 months; Zoja, 2 months

How would you describe your husband as a dad? He loves the girls. He is a proud daddy of his little princesses. Usually men want a son, especially professional athletes. But during my pregnancies, he was so happy to find out we were having girls. Even the second time, he wanted to have another girl.

What's he like in a house surrounded by girls? When our first daughter was born, he was very careful with her. Now he is comfortable with our second baby; he has no problem changing diapers and stuff like that. And Mia loves to play with him; they run around the house and play crazy games together.

What's it like taking care of two little girls while Marian's on the road? It's not easy. But the grandmas visit us often, so that helps.

Does Mia skate yet? No, she doesn't try to skate yet. But she knows daddy goes to play hockey. And she knows the Hawks! When we are watching games on TV, she looks at him and says "Daddy" and "Hawks" or "goal," but that's it. She doesn't have  patience to watch the game for more than 30 seconds.

You're pretty far from home here in Chicago. What do you miss the most? Family and friends. But after every season, we spend the whole summer back home in Slovakia. At the beginning it was hard; different language, people, culture, traditions. But on the other hand, it is such a great experience. You travel, learn a new language, live in a different city. We are happy to be here; Chicago is a great city.

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