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 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.

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  • Clifford Snarlington

    I can’t be the only one who thought that Semin looks close to Lloyd Christmas in that first pic.

  • Yo8

    This is old news in fact I expected RMNB to know earlier LOL
    Congratulations to Sasha!
    Kind of sad that Ovi didn’t go but then again it would be of hard to go to a wedding when yours was suspended 🙁
    Thanks for the pictures.

  • VeggieTart

    Congrats to him.

  • Thanks to @RDailey28, we now know Semin’s wedding involved helicopters and multiple yachts

  • Igor Kleyner

    I take full responsibility for the 48 hours delay in bringing this all-important news to the fans of Sasha on this side of the ocean, as well as for omitting a few details… The wedding took place on Monday, at Yaht Club Admiral ( which is located on Krasnoyarsk Sea (which is not actually a real sea, but a humongous man-made lake) That is also where Sasha has his dacha and likes to jet-ski and hang out with the bears, as he told me a couple of years ago.

  • Pat Magee

    What was so enigmatic about number sixty-four?

  • Billyt

    Did he crash into the boards after consummating the marriage?

  • dylan wheatley

    wish he’d get married to the caps =[

  • Dark Stranger

    Very nice pictures. Thank you for sharing.

  • Dark Stranger

    Thanks for posting this article. And thank you to all the fans who posted wedding pictures in the comments.

    I do feel a little sad if Ovi was not invited to the wedding (or was already committed elsewhere). I had had the impression they were close friends. Back in February, Ovi said that Semin was his best friend. But if the custom is for the bride’s family to pay for the wedding, I wonder what percentage of guests were her relatives/friends and how many were his. And would guess that more guests were from the bride’s side. And wonder if any of Semin’s former teammates from any of his old teams, including Russian Super League, KHL; etc. has come. Wonder if Anton Khudobin, his current teammate in Carolina, attended as he’s recently moved to Krasnoyarsk.

  • Ash

    No, he spent two minutes in the box.

  • Graham Dumas

    So, what, he took part in the invasion/annexation of Crimea and decided to get married at the same time?

  • VirginiaPatriot

    Nah, he was released early on a quick score.

  • Graham Dumas

    I suppose he chose the right venue: a high-class host of “Элитные свадьбы”.

    I think элитное is my least favorite Russian neologism. That, or maybe митболс.

  • Graham Dumas

    Just two?

  • Sage Confucius

    6+4=10 Now he can just be 10.

  • Sage Confucius

    Congrats to Sasha Minor! I’m glad he was able to keep it small and somewhat private.

  • CapNMac

    He makes up for it by looking like a young Mick Jagger in the second pic.

  • OvechkinFiresAndScores08

    Anyone else think it was kinda weird how the father specificallly said ovi wasn’t at the wedding? Hope he didn’t lose his best friend too!

  • Stevarooni

    Was the entire statement quoted a response to the question “So was [Russian celebrity hockey player, friend, and former teammate] Alex Ovechkin at the wedding?” by the hockey reporters who would be the news people most interested in details of this man’s wedding?

    Unfortunately I see no link to a translation so whether his father was fixated on Ovechkin when talking about his sons wedding will apparently also remain a mystery.

  • OvechkinFiresAndScores08

    I thought he said it unprompted. If he was asked if ovi was there, my bad

  • Pat Magee

    If it were that simple, it wouldn’t be an enigma!!!!!

  • SeminAllOverTheIce

    For the record, I will NOT be changing my handle to SeminAllOverTheAltar.

  • Stevarooni

    The question probably wasn’t even printed in the original story either, but I’d think dad would be too preoccupied to think about Ovi on his own that day.

    My dad forgot how to shave on my brother’s wedding day

  • Hockey Mom

    And he looks like he’s channeling Jean Claude Van Dam in the pic RMNB used! He’s like a face shifter or something!