Skip to Main Content
Short Shifts

Oshie uses slap shot to learn gender of upcoming baby

Wife of Capitals forward to give birth to couple's first boy

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

T.J. Oshie became the latest hockey player to announce a baby's gender with a slap shot.

The Washington Capitals forward and his wife Lauren learned they are having a baby boy by his blasting a shot at a gender-reveal party at Capitals Iceplex over the weekend.

Instagram from @tjoshie7: @lauren.oshie and I are happy to announce the bun in the oven is a boy! Can wait to get this little guy in the locker room. Thanks to everyone who came out and shared the reveal with us! #OshieBabyBoy

Lauren is pregnant with the couple's third child, previously giving birth to two girls, Lyla and Leni. They were all on hand as Oshie stepped up and blasted a puck that blew up with blue dust and blue confetti flew from the rafters as everyone cheered.

Oshie became the second NHL player to announce his baby's gender with a slap shot. Blake Coleman of the New Jersey Devils learned he's having a girl at a similar event in Texas last month.

View More

The NHL has updated its Privacy Policy effective January 16, 2020. We encourage you to review it carefully.

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.