Originally written on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 10/19/14
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Sad news for single ladies residing in the D.C. area: Hockey's most eligible bachelor is now off the market.Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin announced via Twitter that he and tennis star girlfriend Maria Kirilenko are officially engaged. The two have reportedly been dating for a little over a year. Their courtship became publicly known on Nov. 30, 2011 when Ovechkin tweeted a photo of them together and calling Kirilenko "my queen".Perhaps we should have seen this one coming, though. The 27-year old seemed oddly upbeat after his Russian team's (Dynamo Moscow) 4-2 defeat on Sunday.“We need to forget this [loss] because New Year’s is round the corner,” Ovechkin told SportBox.ru. “We’ll see relatives, loved ones, friends and we’ll have to forget about this defeat. It’s not the end of the world, is it?”Not at all, Alex. In fact, it seems like your world has sort of just begun.Via Russian Machine Never Breaks.
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