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


Elina Hjalmarsson

Husband: #4 Niklas Hjalmarsson, Defenseman

Kid: Baby Boy due in April

What are you looking forward to most about being a mom? Probably just becoming a family. Niklas loves kids and he's been looking forward to this for a long time.

What kind of a dad do you think he's going to be? He's very fun. He loves to play and do family stuff. I think he's going to be very loving and fun.

What about Chicago are you excited about introducing your baby to? I just love Chicago as a city overall. We would not want to be anywhere else. It's big and it has everything, but it's still very cozy and calm. That's what I like.

You're still kind of newlyweds, and then becoming parents. How are you handling that transition? Everything just happened really fast. It is just like a blur. But it's fun. This is a new chapter in our life that we are looking forward to.

You're due in April. Do you have any plans if you go into labor during a game? If he's at an away game, I hope they put him on a plane to come here right away. And if it's a game here, hopefully they just get him off the ice!

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