By Matt VevodaAnaheimDucks.com
Stanley Cup champion and now first-time father; 2007 is turning out to be quite the year for Ducks center Andy McDonald.
McDonald and his wife, Gina, welcomed their first-born child, Jake Gene McDonald, into the world yesterday at 12:50 p.m. The newborn McDonald weighed in at seven pounds, five ounces. Both mother and child are doing great one day after labor, which took approximately 12 hours to complete.
“It was pretty amazing. I’m kind of in shock still. It’s been an overwhelming couple days,” McDonald said following Tuesday’s practice. “It’s been really great. My wife and I are extremely happy.”
Greeting McDonald in the Ducks locker room after practice was some printing on the white board that jokingly listed his son’s middle name as Teemu.
“I don’t know who was responsible for that," McDonald said with a laugh. "I don’t think my wife would find that very funny."
As for having his son possibly follow in his All-Star footsteps down the road, McDonald said he hadn’t given the notion much thought yet.
“I’m just happy he’s healthy. Whatever he wants to do, whether it’s baseball, whether golf, whether hockey, it’s exciting.” McDonald said.