Big Poppa

By Chris

Just to update a previous post, Buffalo Sabres winger Thomas Vanek is now a proud father.

Thanks to the translation generator at for this pretty accurate account from Vanek’s website:

16. August 2007

Thomas is proud dad!

With one day delay to the calculated birth date came Vanek junior to the world. Friend Ashley brought a healthy boy to the world.

At 9.35 o’clock local time was it so far: The first common baby of Thomas and Freundin Ashley saw the light of the world in Minneapolis/pc. Paul.

The most important data: The son of our ice hockey Cracks weighs 3.7 Kilos with 53 cm size.

First statement: ” The baby is beautiful and very good. Mother and child go it well, everything are ok.

The name is not certain, however in the next days here is announced. Also it will give then here to see the first baby photos.

The team of wishes much luck to the young family and all property!

And, Thomas, even though I’m not entirely sure what “son of our ice hockey Cracks” means, the next celebratory cigar is complements of the Roost.