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Capitals' Alexander Ovechkin, Wife Nastya Announce Birth of Son Ilya

Megan ArmstrongSenior Analyst IIMay 27, 2020

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, stands on the ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin and his wife, Nastya, welcomed a baby boy named Ilya on Wednesday:

Washington Capitals @Capitals

Another #OviJr has arrived! Congratulations to the Ovechkins on the birth of their second baby boy, Ilya! πŸ‘ΆπŸ» https://t.co/3m7jtNMpNi

Both parents shared the same photo on their individual Instagram accounts. The 12-time All-Star added a caption in his native Russian that translates to the following in English (via Cristina Ledra of NHL.com): "Thank you, my beloved @nastyashubskaya, for our charming baby! I am the happiest !! I love you very much! Ilya Aleksandrovich Ovechkin, welcome to this beautiful world, our boy!"Β 

The couple previously welcomed son Sergei in August 2018, two months after the Caps won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Sergei is named after Ovechkin's late brother, who died at 24 years old from a blood clot when Alexander was 10 years old.

Ovechkin and his eldest son rewatched the Capitals win the Stanley Cup last month while the NHL remains in a hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic:

Washington Capitals @Capitals

Showing #OviJr that time when dad won the Stanley Cup... Watch along with the Ovechkins now on @NBCSWashington! https://t.co/eMAjoPY8ph

The NHL announced a return to play plan Tuesday, which canceled the remainder of the regular season and will jump into a 24-team Stanley Cup Playoff hosted in two undetermined host cities:

NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

The @NHL has released a Return to Play Plan for the 2019-20 season. β—Ύ 24 teams to compete for #StanleyCup β—Ύ 2 hub cities will host games β—Ύ Protocol for return to training β—Ύ Draft Lottery Full Details: https://t.co/JGXioEC4FA https://t.co/3KoUjPRsq4

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Ten key questions about the resumption of play that Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly answered during a videoconference with the media on Tuesday. https://t.co/9ibEjzrR6G

Washington is seeded third in the Eastern Conference at 41-20-8 (90 points).

Ovechkin's 48 goals are tied with Boston's David Pastrnak for most in the league. The 34-year-old has led the league in goals in nine of his 15 seasons, including the last three years.