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Karlsson reveals gender of baby with slap shot

Senators defenseman, wife announce they are expecting a boy

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He shoots ... it's a boy!

Those two phrases don't seem to go together, unless you are parents-to-be Erik and Melinda Karlsson.

The couple hosted a gender reveal party that was shared on Instagram Sunday.

The Ottawa Senators' star defenseman, dressed in a pink shirt, lined up and shot a puck that left a trail of blue smoke, indicating that the couple is expecting a boy.

Instagram from @erikkarlsson65: Erik Karlsson celebrates his baby boy's gender reveal party

Karlsson jumped in the air and gave his wife a big hug as the people in attendance cheered the announcement.

With Karlsson's list of accolades and his playmaking skills, NHL teams may want to start scouting this little guy now.

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