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Capitals forward Laich engaged to actress Hough

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He went from Brooks Laich to Brooks Love.

The Washington Capitals forward used social media Tuesday to announce his engagement to actress Julianne Hough.

Laich, 32, and Hough, 27, have been dating since February 2014. Laich shared the news on Instagram with a post of Hough hugging him with the ring on her finger.

"We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement to share with you our recent engagement! #fiancé #love," the post read.

Laich had seven goals and 20 points in 66 regular-season games, and a goal and an assist in 14 Stanley Cup Playoff games last season. The Capitals lost to the New York Rangers in seven games in the Eastern Conference Second Round.

Selected by the Ottawa Senators in the sixth round (No. 193) of the 2001 NHL Draft, Laich has played all but one of his 683 NHL games with the Capitals. He has 132 goals, 317 points and 283 penalty minutes in 11 seasons.

Hough is known for appearing on "Dancing with the Stars" as a contestant and a judge, winning twice, and in the 2011 remake of "Footloose." She has recorded two country music albums.

We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement to share with you our recent engagement! #fiancé #love

A photo posted by Brooks Laich (@brookslaich) on

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