Dallas Stars Goaltender Marty Turco Welcomes a Son

08/27/2008 at 07:00 AM ET

Dallas Stars goaltender Marty Turco made his off-season a memorable one, after welcoming his third child — and first son — on Monday, August 18th. The baby boy, Finley Vincent Turco, was born at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, weighing in at 8 lbs, 5 oz. He joins big sisters Hailey, 6, and Katelyn, 4, at home.

In video footage shot by a local news station three days before the birth, Marty, 33, called his wife Kelly "a trooper" and "a great mom," adding, "she’s a lot stronger than I am…and I know that." Kelly, for her part, had nothing but praise for her husband, telling the news crew she "couldn’t ask for a better" dad for the couple’s children. Baby boy was a delivery surprise, and it wasn’t the only mystery of the big day. The couple opted not to choose a name for their son prior to his delivery. "We like to see the baby first," Marty said, "We’re kind of hoping [a name] just hits us right in the face." 

Kelly admitted that she’s been feeling "a little pressure for a boy" — but noted that the pressure is "not from Marty," and is instead from other family members. Hailey and Kaitlyn certainly seemed to express no preference, however. According to Kelly, the girls were "so excited" to be big sisters, and Hayley added that she just wanted her new sibling — boy or girl — "to be healthy."

Source: NHL Video

Click ‘continue reading’ for video footage of the Turcos with their new baby boy!

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Susan on

This is like my perfect scenario. I LOVE babies and I LOVE hockey. Best video ever. (And how cute was the first lost tooth! I hope she made out like a bandit.)

brianne on

wow im so happy for turco and his wife , i bet turco is glad to have a son now

Brooklyn on

The name is Finley Vincent as per the Dallas message boards. Congrats to the Turco’s!