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With the reports that the L.A. Kings forward and the sportscaster spent New Year's Eve canoodling in Las Vegas, we are reminded that despite hockey's redheaded stepchild status on America's sports landscape, NHL players do pretty well when it comes to dating or marrying celebrities. Mr. Stoll, for example, has been linked to a bevy of beauties...
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The Great One's comely daughter created a stir by posting Instagrams of her getting cozy with the King in a hot tub in June 2012. Supposedly, the Stanley Cup witnessed the event.
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The King prefers blondes, one being Arrow 's Cassidy. During an interview with her, Ryan Seacrest commented on the trend of hockey players dating actresses and Cassidy replied: "You have not seen a hockey player with his shirt off, obviously."
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Hunter, previously married to rocker Rod Stewart, and Stoll became engaged in August 2008 after dating for about two years, but he broke it off in June 2009, seven weeks before they were due to enter the Great Institution of Holy Acrimony with lavish, starstudded nuptials.
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After a year of dating and cheering her on at various tournaments (here they are at Wimbledon), the boisterous Capitals superstar tweeted on New Year's Eve that he was engaged to Kirilenko, the 14th-ranked women's tennis player in the world.
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Kelly, at the time a reigning women's wrestling champion, was seen planting a smooch on the Anaheim Ducks defenseman (then with the Dallas Stars) at ringside during an August 2011 WWE SummerSlam event in Los Angeles and the two became a well-known item.
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Souray and Bridges were married between 2002 and 2007 and produced two children together.
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Munn was called a good-luck charm when the Rangers went on a six-game win streak after she started dating the star center in November 2011. Alas, the romance didn't last and by January 2012 a source was telling Us Weekly, "She ended it with him. She had to. It's not really complicated. She just realized she liked him as a friend and nothing more."
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The Nashville Predators center and the country warbler, who have been together since 2008, tied the knot in July 2010.
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Comrie and Duff, who began dating in 2007, were engaged in February 2010.
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Modano married the fetching model in 2007, but they announced in August 2012 that they were heading for Splitsville.
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Hulse, a former journeyman defenseman, and Nolin have been married since 2004 and squeezed out two children together.
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Phaneuf and Cuthbert began dating in 2008.
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Avery dated Cuthbert between 2005 and 2007.
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Avery and Hunter dated between 2004 and 2005.
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Yashin and Alt entered a committed relationship in 2000.
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Former Ranger Greschner and Alt were married from 1983 to 1996.
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Fedorov began dating Kournikova in 1997 and claimed the couple had secretly married in July 2001 but were divorced shortly thereafter. Kournikova has never confirmed this. Kournikova also dated Pavel Bure (inset) in 2000 and the two were rumored to be engaged.
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Wayne Gretzky and Janet Jones
Gretzky and Jones have been married since 1988 and have five children together.
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Nedved and Varekova were married between 2004 and 2006.
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Bure and Cameron have been married since 1996 and have three children together.
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Hedican and Yamaguchi have been married since 2000 and have two children together.
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Hinote and McCarthy married in July 2008.
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Tootoo and Pickler dated in 2007.
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Wolski, then with the Colorado Avalanche, and Leggat dated between 2006 and 2007.
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O'Donnell and Dunbar were married between 2001 and 2005.
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Ference and Kwan dated between 2001 and 2003.
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Czerkawski and Scorupco were married between 1996 and 1998 and have a daughter.
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McBean and Milano dated between 1988 and 1990.
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