Dustin Brown spoke to me a little about being a new father at the age of 23. Though they had previously planned on a C-section, he and his wife Nicole decided on inducing natural child birth on Feb. 6. He talks about being a father, the difficulty of going back to playing hockey after the birth and how they came upon the name Jake …
“Theres moments that seem no different and moments where it’s hard to believe Im a dad. And there’s a little less sleep.”
On going back to the Kings after missing two games for the birth: “Unfortunately we were on the road. It was tough to leave the day after he was born. It’s something I didnt really want to do but I had to. In Pittsburgh, it was kind of tough to focus, but once you get in the rhythm of being on the road again, it’s not too difficult. Obviously, I was excited to come back again. It seemed like I was away forever, even though it was four or five days.
On how they chose the name: “My wife picked Jacob and I didnt really like the full name Jacob, so we shortened it to Jake. It was kind of a mixture of her favorite name and my version of it, I guess.”