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Ovechkin announces birth of baby Sergei

Capitals captain, wife shared news on Instagram

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The year 2018 is going to go down as a pretty spectacular one for Alex Ovechkin.

After winning his first Stanley Cup championship with the Washington Capitals 72 days earlier, the forward became a first-time dad Saturday when wife Anastasia gave birth to a son, Sergei Aleksandrovich Ovechkin. 

The proud parents each shared the news on Instagram with a picture of Sergei's tiny foot. 

Alex's post had a message that translates to, "Thank you, my girl for the best day in my life!!!!"

Anastasia marked the occasion with hashtags that translate to, "#welcometothisworld #ourbaby."

Sergei is also the name of Alex's late brother, and the baby's middle name follows the Russian practice of adding the suffix -ovich to the father's first name.

Alex famously showed a whole range of emotions during the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. It's safe to say there will be a whole lot more now that he's a dad.

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