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Karlsson pops the question with pizza

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

Sens captain Erik Karlsson proposed to his long-time girlfriend Melinda Currey earlier this week with a little help from the world's greatest food.

Karlsson spoke with the media yesterday after the team's morning skate and described some of the details surrounding his pizza-based proposal.

Click here to listen to listen to the audio.

On coming up with the idea to place the ring inside a pizza box:

She loves pizza, I mean, we all love pizza. I figured I had to do something a little bit special and that was the first thing that came to my mind. It turned out good.

How it went down:

I opened the box and I had put the ring in there and did the whole thing. It was good. A little too many people on the street for my liking but you can't control that stuff.

On if he drew a response from onlookers:

No. Not at the moment but when we got to the restaurant we were going to everybody already knew so word travels quick. 



As for her response? We'll let the captain pass along the good news...

Couldn't be more proud to call her my forever. Without her I'm nothing. #shesaidyes

A photo posted by Erik Karlsson (@erikkarlsson65) on

Congrats to the couple and we'll be sure to report on this event so long as it continues to involve pizza. Speaking of slices, you can catch 4+ minutes of pizza talk from Bobby Ryan right here.

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