Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Game One
CHICAGO - MAY 01: (L-R) Christian Ehrhoff #5, Shane O'Brien #55, Rick Rypien #37 and Michael Grabner #40 of the Vancouver Canucks are congratulated by teammates after Grabner scored a 2nd period goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on May 1, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.
— Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin told told Monumental Network after meeting soccer star Lionel Messi prior to Argentina's practice at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday