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The NHL may be locked out, but Alex Ovechkin has opened his heart up wide to Maria Kirilenko.

The athletic couple has announced its engagement, with Ovechkin confirming the big news this morning via Twitter.

Ovechkin and Kirilenko have been an item since November 2011 and this decision caps an amazing 12 months for the 25-year old tennis player.

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She made the Wimbledon singles quarterfinals and the doubles final at the French Open with partner Nadia Petrova.

The Washington Capitals star, meanwhile, should also consider himself lucky: he found someone who wants to wake up forever alongside that face!