Travis Zajac’s wife Nicole Hekle

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New Jersey Devils Center Travis Zajac comes from a true hockey bloodline. His father played three years of college hockey for the University of Denver, and his three brothers are all currently playing minor league hockey at one level or another. Two of his brothers, Darcy and Kelly play for the Albany Devils in the AHL, and may eventually join Travis with the big league club in New Jersey (I have visions of a present…

Ilya Kovalchuk’s wife Nicole Andrazajtis Kovalchuk

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It’s not entirely uncommon for professional hockey players to marry women from their home country. Hell, it’s not only not uncommon, it’s actually almost a guarantee. With that in mind, it should be no surprise that Russian hockey star, and Devils winger Ilya Kovalchuk is married to Russian beauty Nicole Kovalchuck (nee Andrzajtis). OK, maybe that’s not entirely fair. Nicole was actually born in Lithuania, though she is half Russian and both her parents still…

Patrik Elias’ wife Petra Volakova

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There are few certainties in life: death, taxes, and that European hockey players are married to ridiculous smokeshows, and Devils alternate captain Patrik Elias does his best to prove this rule true. Patrik Elias is married to Petra Volakova, who also hails from Elias’ native Czech Republic. Elias and Volakova were married in the 2007offseason. Together they have and have one child, daughter Sophia Gabriella, born November 27, 2010. There’s not a ton of information…

Martin Brodeur’s wife Genevieve Nault

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It doesn’t get much crazier than the back story behind how Martin Brodeur and his wife Genevieve Nault met and begain their relationship. Martin Brodeur, goalie for the New Jersey Devils and a sure fire future hall of famer (maybe the best goalie of all time but that’s a different discussion) married Melanie Dubois in 1995. The seemingly happy couple would go on to have 4 children together including a set of twins. Somewhere during…