John Carlson Gets Engaged While Eating Pizza (Photos)


Engagement selfie!

We have some sad news to deliver to the ladies of RMNB: according to reader @MariannaStaplet one more Washington Capital player is off the market. Defenseman John Carlson proposed tonight to his long-time girlfriend Gina Nucci. And he did it in the most bro-rific way possible: while eating pizza at home.


Sure. Why not?

Gina, obviously ecstatic about getting engaged to Carly, wrote on her Instagram page:

The best day of my life, literally every second of today!!! You’re more than any guy I ever prayed for, thank you god so much for this man!!! I get to spend the rest of my life with you! I can’t wait to be Mrs. Carlson!!!!!

Total cuties. Congratulations. Now hand me a slice of pepperoni.

Thanks again to RMNB reader @MariannaStaplet for sending us the photos.

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  • Jack Conness

    Looks like Carly did very well for himself! Congrats!

  • JenniferH

    That’s not sad news! That’s happy news!! 😀

  • You clearly have not read the mentions on our tweet.

  • Jared

    I took a girl to a Caps’ game a couple years ago, and we went out to Chinatown afterwards. Carlson showed up at the bar we were at some time later, and she ended up making out with him. Glad that won’t be happening again. #JohnnyStealYoGirl

  • That’s kind of a weird way to congratulate him on his engagement. Haha.

  • Jared

    I love him on defense. I hate him on offense. If you know what I’m saying…

  • Rob W.

    pizza and champagne eh?

  • Kelli

    That is adorable! And I am not upset at all because he is too young for me.

  • Jack Conness

    If this is really true, this has to be one of the greatest pieces of inside information EVER!

  • Freedoooom
  • janielovzhockey

    CONGRATS!!! She’s one lucky girl.

  • Troy

    which one am I congratulating? (am I really the first to ask this?!)

  • themav80

    The dog I think

  • VeggieTart

    Hey, as long as they’re legal drinking age, I don’t care.

  • sheena dunn

    That’s a nice ring!!!!!! Congrats Carly!

  • JenniferH

    Sigh, I forget how delusional many a fangirl is. Now *that* is sad. Well, I’m happy for him. 😀

  • chasles22

    Who puts salt on pizza?

  • Hockey mom

    Aside from being married with kids, if I had gone the teen mom route, I could be his mother! AY!

  • SO_CAL_Brat

    I know, right JenniferH?!? I’m thinking so does this mean we’re going to make it to the playoffs and what kind of effect will this have for the on ice marriage of Carlzner? Don’t care if he has 15 wives off ice just keep on keeping on!
    Seriously though, many congrats to Carly. Amazing year for him!

  • GetchaGrubbOn

    Is that a diamond or the Millennium Falcon?

  • JenniferH

    Right, hopefully, he gets another Playoffs to cap (wink, wink) off the year so far for him. Keep on keeping on indeed, Carly!! 😀

  • DashingDave314

    Hopefully, John Carlson avoided the Noid.

  • Myan

    Good for him! Happy players = good players…right?

  • CSA

    I’m sorry but is Carlson wear not one, but two gold chainz in that first pic? So awesome.

  • JaLaBar

    I am laughing that Carly even makes out wearing that damn hat.

  • JaLaBar

    This is going to sound bad, but…
    Carly is worth MILLIONS, with many more millions to come. In the looks department, he was NEVER going to do less than well for himself.
    Personality-wise, I don’t know her. But, if you are a rich man, you are ALWAYS going to be able to find some attractive woman to latch on to you. I’d be willing to bet that if you went through most of professional sports, the sports where a 7+ figure yearly contract is the norm, you’d find very few that didn’t ‘do well for themselves’.

  • JaLaBar

    That appears to be ham and pineapple pizza…..
    I’ve lost some respect for Carly.

  • Kevin

    And he was frugal, too! Looks like a Blue Nile box. I should know, that’s where I spent my hard earned cash for a compressed carbon engagement ring.

  • I’ve lost some respect for you, JaLaBar. #HawaiianPizzaForLyfe

  • Patrick Neimeyer

    Nothing says engagement like a Bottle of Don P at the Pizza Party. Classy Johnny C. Classy 🙂

  • CapsGirl7443

    I am a huge fan of the caps and john carlson. She is a very lucky girl!

  • Fedor

    …at home. That’s a fairly low-cost way to get engaged. Approve.

  • CapsGirl7443

    LOL, that’s awkward

  • Justin

    Just don’t let Joe B find out it was Hawaiian…

  • Megan

    Ok girls, meet at my house tonight bring Kleenex and ice cream

  • Ash

    Hey, be non-sexist, now. There could be some very unhappy fanboys out there as well.

  • JenniferH

    Oh, I’m sure there are unhappy fanboys as well, but we were specifically discussing fangirls since Ian had referenced the “ladies” not the gents of RMNB in the article. 😉

  • Troy

    Example: Alex Ovechkin’s pull….