On the same day that one Russian star changed his number to become less enigmatic, news broke that a former ex-Capital/present-day enigma got married. Yes, Alex Semin took the plunge with his long-term girlfriend Alena. It was first reported by Sokol Krasnoyarsk, the same VHL team that Semin played with during the lock-out to be near his granny.
In true Alex Semin fashion, details about the ceremony are scant. It’s shrouded in mystery. We don’t know when it happened, where it happened, or have any photos. We just know that it happened.
Actually, check that. We have one detail. Via KP.ru and Igor Kleyner’s translation, Semin’s father said to the press, “Only relatives and close friends were invited.” He then added, “Alex Ovechkin was not at the wedding.”
I’m not sure if that means Ovechkin wasn’t invited or that he was invited but didn’t come, but no, Ovechkin was not there.
Jokes aside, congratulations to Sasha Minor. He will always be one of our favorites (please come back) and we hope he enjoys married life.
Props to Igor Kleyner for first reporting this in English.