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Perhaps the dreamiest Chicago Blackhawk, Patrick Sharp, is credited with another significant assist.

His wife, Abby, gave birth to their second daughter Sunday night, bringing even more beauty into the Windy City.

Sadie Ellen was born around 6 p.m. on an off-day, though Patrick has told media he’d miss a game. Luckily, the only thing he had to miss was someone else’s athletic effort.

“I missed that fourth-quarter drive by (New England Patriots quarterback) Tom Brady but I’ll sacrifice that,” Sharp said to laughs. “It was awesome timing. Both my daughters are ‘Hawks fans, I guess; (born) on an off day, both of them. I couldn’t be happier. Everybody’s healthy. It couldn’t have been a better day.”

Sadie’s big sister, Madelyn, was born in December, 2011–a lucky night for her dad in more than one way. Not only did he become a first-time dad, he also scored the game-winning overtime goal against the Islanders.

Maybe Sadie can bring that 200th career goal in for her dad!

Either way, we can expect even more adorable Sharp family moments.






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