Alex Ovechkin is a dad, again

Washington Capitals team captain Alex Ovechkin is a dad again, announcing the birth of his second son, with a photo of mom, dad and baby on Instagram.



Ovechkin’s post translates to this: “Thank you my love @nastyashubskaya for our charming baby! I am the happiest !! I love you very much! Ilya Aleksandrovich Ovechkin, welcome to this beautiful world, our boy!”

Ovechkin and Nastya Shubskaya also have another son, Sergei, who was born in 2018 and named for Ovechkin’s late brother.

Ovechkin just won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy for the ninth time. It is awarded to the NHL’s top goal scorer. Ovechkin had 48 goals, tying for the league lead with David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins,

The NHL on Tuesday announced that will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams instead of 16 — if it is able to resume play.

WTOP Sports Director Dave Johnson talked with Capitals radio play-by-play announcer John Walton about the NHL’s return. Watch the video below.

Colleen Kelleher

Colleen Kelleher is an award-winning journalist who has been with WTOP since 1996. Kelleher joined WTOP as the afternoon radio writer and night and weekend editor and made the move to in 2001. Now she works early mornings as the site's Senior Digital Editor.

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