The proud Kovalchuk parents
Hits to this blog searching for 'Ilya Kovalchuk's girlfriend' are coming fast and furious, and, at the risk of being branded one of the internet's 'trashy hockey blogs' (and joining Jes Golbez), I'm giving the people what they want.
22-year-old Ilya and his American girlfriend Nicole are the proud parents of a daughter, Carolina, most probably named after the Atlanta Thrashers' division rivals from Raleigh. (Perhaps the name is expressing his hidden desire to play for the Hurricanes?)
In the meantime, Thrashers GM Don Waddell is jumping through hoops as fast as he can in order to get the new Daddy to sign on the dotted line. May I suggest a pair of pink baby booties DW?