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Capitals' Alex Ovechkin gets married in Russia
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:04:52 +0000
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation (4E Sports) - Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin exchanged vows with model Nastya Shubskaya in a "small private wedding" Sunday, according to the team.
A Capitals spokesperson confirmed that Ovechkin , who will turn 31 on Sept. 17, and Shubskaya were recently married in Russia.
Ovechkin later shared a photo on Twitter and Instagram of two intertwined hands wearing wedding bands and a caption below in Russian saying, "This is happiness."
Last year, Ovechkin announced his engagement to Shubskaya , whose mother is actress and director Vera Glagoleva and father is shipbuilding entrepreneur Kirill Shubskiy .
Ovechkin has spent the summer in Russia preparing for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey 2016 and the NHL season.
Team Russia opens its World Cup training camp on Sept. 5 in St. Petersburg and will play a pre-tournament game against Team Czech Republic Sept. 8.
Ovechkin helped the Capitals win the Presidents' Trophy last season and led the NHL in goals (50) for the fourth straight season.