Florida Panthers’s Matthew Tkachuk got engaged to his girlfriend, Ellie Connell, in 2024

Matthew Tkachuk proposed to Ellie Connell on the yacht in the middle of the sea.


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The 26-year-old American professional ice hockey player Matthew Tkachuk got engaged to his girlfriend, Ellie Connell, in April 2024.

Their engagement news was announced by David R., host of the FLA Cats Hockey Podcast, on his official Twitter account on April 19, 2024.

In the post, he congratulated the couple with the photos of Matthew Tkachuk proposing to his girlfriend, Ellie Connell, on the yacht.

Further, he also wrote, “Matthew just can’t stop winning,” referring to victories in his ice hockey career.

Matthew Tkachuk thanks his family and fiancee after winning the Stanley Cup

Florida Panthers defeated the Edmonton Oilers, 2-1, in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final at Amerant Bank Arena on Monday, June 24, 2024.

After the victory, Matthew Tkachuk, the alternate captain for the Florida Panthers, holds the huge Stanley Cup and starts showing it to his fans’ families while surrounding the rink.

His whole family, including his father, Keith Matthew Tkachuk, mother, Chantal Oster, and brother, Brady Tkachuk, and sister, Taryn Tkachuk, had come to support his game.

After he finally won the cup, his father, Keith, who is a former professional ice hockey player, got emotional as he appeared, wiping his tears in the crowd.

Further, during the interview after the game, the former NHL player stated, “This is a journey that starts with family, and I am so grateful to have the best family in the world.

At last, he appreciated his fiancee, brother, sister, father, and mother for their support and gave a shout-out to his family in Boston and the family in Ontario.

Additional Information

  • Matthew Tkachuk and his fiancee, Ellie Connell, had been dating for over a year. Further, he took Ellie to the 2023 NHL Awards red carpet together.
  • He was born into a family of professional hockey players, where his father, Keith Matthew Tkachuk, had 18 years of experience in ice hockey. Similarly, his brother Brady, the captain of the Ottawa Senators, and his sister Taryn Tkachuk, an NCAA Division I field hockey player.
  • In 2023, Matthew Tkachuk won the finalist title for the NHL’s Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s most valuable player.
  • He has been actively playing hockey for the last eight years since 2016.
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