San Jose Sharks vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Game Four
CHICAGO - MAY 23: Fans enter the United Center before the start of Game Four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Chicago Blackhawks and the San Jose Sharks on May 23, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/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