Daily Rocket: Here’s Alexander Ovechkin’s Girlfriend Maria Kirilenko (PICS)
Maria Kirilenko is famous for two reasons. She’s great at tennis, and she is now engaged to Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin.
When you look at the career of Ovechkin, the list of accomplishments is long and distinguished. He was the first overall pick of the 2004 NHL draft, he’s scored 50 goals on four occasions, he’s won two MVP’s, and yes… he’s engaged to Maria Kirilennko.
Ovechkin has been a sporting superstar for nearly a decade, and I’m sure he’s had his fair share of suitors. However, in similar fashion to Sidney Crosby, Ovechkin has been able to keep his personal life private. In this day and age, it’s quite an accomplishment.
As for Kirilenko, well she’s carrying the torch for good looking Russian tennis players. The trend started with Anna Kournikova, it continued with Maria Sharapova, and now Kirilenko is holding down the fort.
Ovechkin’s scoring numbers may have dropped in five straight seasons, but he’s going to make 79 million in the next eight years, he’s playing the sport he loves for a living, and somehow he managed to wheel Maria Kirilenko. By all accounts, Ovechkin is “living the dream.”