Erik Karlsson officially tied the knot Saturday, marrying long-time partner Melinda Currey at a private wedding in Ottawa.

The Senators' star defenseman, who is known for his strong presence on social media, kept a low profile leading up to the big day and did not post any pictures from the wedding yet on his Instagram or Twitter accounts.

Roughly a week before his wedding, Karlsson posted this photo of himself working out and rehabbing from foot surgery in Ottawa.

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However on Sunday, Currey posted this wedding picture and message on her personal Instagram account:

Long-time hockey reporter Don Brennan did his best to chronicle the day for The Ottawa Citizen. Though he did speak with the mothers of both the bride and the groom --with the Citizen posting photos of the moms, including several of Ulla Karin Karlsson's tattoo of her children, which includes, of course, Erik -- Brennan did not even catch a glimpse of the happy couple much less speak with Karlsson and Currey before being ushered off the grounds.

Many current and former teammates of Karlsson's were on hand, including best-man Daniel Alfredsson.

The pair became engaged last fall when Karlsson proposed with an engagement ring in a pizza box. This is the second marriage for Karlsson, who divorced his first wife, Therese, in 2013. Currey, a glamorous Ottawa native, is a CMO at a local business.

Karlsson, the two-time Norris Trophy winner who was again a finalist as the league's top defenseman this year following a 71-point season, helped lead the Senators to the Eastern Conference Final this past spring, ultimately dropping a heartbreaking double-overtime Game Seven to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Penguins. Karlsson, Ottawa's captain, played through multiple foot fractures during the post-season. He underwent surgery on his left foot in early June.

 

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