His due date was Jan. 1, and B.C.'s first baby of 2016 apparently had no intention of arriving a moment earlier.
Grayson Heinrich Jackson was born at Surrey Memorial Hospital at 12:15 a.m. New Year's Day, weighing eight pounds, nine ounces and earning first-baby-of-the-year honours.
Despite the 22 hours of labour, first-time parents Naomi Voss Hans and Ryan Jackson were pleased he was born in the new year, and say already, their son is a Canucks fan.
Grayson met the media on Friday wearing a Canucks onesie. In response, the NHL team tweeted they planned to send their newest fan a tiny jersey.