Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ovechkin Planning Wonder-Spawn?

Upon seeing the picture below of Alex Ovechkin on the red carpet at Thursday night's NHL Awards show, the most common reader reaction (besides muttering "Daaaaamn") was to ask, "Who's that girl?"

Well, we now have an answer - it's Elena Alyonka Larionov.

More on Alyonka in a minute, but since the "Larionov" jumped out at you, yes, she's the daughter of former hockey legend Igor Larionov, the same Igor Larionov that was Ovechkin's favorite Russian player growing up.

As for the 21-year-old Larionov, she's an aspiring singer (here's a single she recorded with her sister and here's their website) who auditioned for American Idol and apparently made it through to Hollywood (whatever that means).

While we have no doubt that Ovechkin's intentions are pure, we can't help but imagine the possibility of a skater two decades from now with Ovechkin's scoring ability and physicality, and Igor Larionov's playmaking skills who can hit every note in Ave Maria.

Your move, Sid - perhaps Mike Bossy has a daughter for you.

Big h/t to Dave77 on the identification.

18 comments:

Iffy said...

Gretzky has a hot daughter.

Joe said...

If it is Cindy we are talking about, he might be more interested in Gretzky's son...

Rob Monroe said...

Phew. I thought the Ave Maria link was IGOR singing. I was nervous about clicking!!

Beaner said...

" . . . with Ovechkin's scoring ability and physicality, and Igor Larionov's playmaking skills who can hit every note in Ave Maria."

You kill me JP. [chuckle] I love you!

NS said...

Russian Machine out-breeds YOU, tonight.

puddin_an_semin said...

Apparently she came to DC with him as well! http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v290/15/124/31200507/n31200507_32767729_7936.jpg

NS the "Russian Machine out-breeds YOU, tonight." is genius!!! had me ROTFL

puddin_an_semin said...

http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v290/15/124/31200507/
n31200507_32767729_7936.jpg

ok thats the whole link ran out of room....

JP said...

Yeah, she was at the party last night. Very pretty in person.

b.orr4 said...

what happened to the other blonde Alex was holding in his arms back in December/January?

JP said...

They're apparently no longer together (maybe this was even more spot on than we thought).

Sombrero Guy said...

"It's Good to be OV!"

SSM said...

Ovie wins. Definitely a looker. Good for him and her.

Backstrom_Fan said...

I hate her.

Don said...

So he has two idols growing up, he gets to play with one of them this year, and now he's dating the other ones daughter, very well played Alex.

Bacon said...

Yes, good for him! they make a cute couple.

Anonymous said...

Regarding Igor Larionovs daughter.....Alex, WATCH YOUR WALLET! shes a gold digger!

ThinkAbout it said...

hey, Larionov is not a "former" hockey legend... He's still a hockey legend and will always be a hockey legend. He is a former player, but not a former legend. There is a difference. He didn't fall from grace in the World of hockey.

JP said...

You're absolutely right. That's what happens when I don't carefully proof (it had read "former Red Wing..." then I changed it to "hockey legend"... probably should just scrap it all for "Hall of Famer," eh?).