CALGARY, CANADA - JANUARY 31: Calgary Flames players wear the #4 of former Flame player and coach Brad McCrimmon during the warm up before NHL action against the Detroit Red Wings on January 31, 2012 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. McCrimmon died in a plane crash while coaching in Russia. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/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