Ovechkin announces engagement to Kirilenko
''We are engaged !!!!!!! ))))))))),'' the Washington Capitals forward and two-time NHL MVP wrote on Twitter on New Year’s Eve.
A few minutes later, Ovechkin's agent David Abrutyn tweeted congratulations to the star couple.
The 27-year-old ice hockey star has played for Dynamo Moscow during the NHL lockout, while Kirilenko, 25, sits at 14th in the world rankings as she prepares for the upcoming WTA season.
The two have been dating for about a year, with Kirilenko occasionally appearing at Ovechkin’s games in the capitals of both the US and Russia, while the NHL star was Kirilenko’s number-one fan at the 2012 London Olympics.
Hockey player Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitol looks on as Maria Kirilenko of Russia plays against Greta Arn of Hungary during Day Four of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2012 in the Flushing neigborhood of the Queens borough of New York City (Cameron Spencer / Getty Images / AFP)