Alex Ovechkin on how Maria Kirilenko took him off the party circuit

September 30, 2013

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A serious new Ovie, with Maria Kirklenko at Wimbledon last year. (Joy Wiersum)


“I stop do some stuff what I did before. I have her right now. . . I’m just growing up — be not like a wolf in the forest anymore.”


— Alex Ovechkin explaining why we no longer see those photos of the Caps star out in the clubs “with a blonde on his arm or a beer in his hand, or sometimes both,” as our colleague Dave Sheinin describes it: He’s been both mellowed and grounded by his relationship with tennis star fiancee Maria Kirilenko. More on the mature new Ovie in Sheinan’s absorbing profile: Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals star, plays for Sochi 2014 gold, Stanley Cup title

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