LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: A member of the Kings Ice Crew poses for a photo wearing a special hat and jacket as part of Hockey Fights Cancer Night before the Los Angeles Kings face the Vancouver Canucks at Staples Center on October 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NHLI via 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 FedEx Field in Landover, Md. on Friday