Phoenix Coyotes vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Game Four
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 19: Chicago Blackhawks Legends Stan Mikita, Bobby Hull, Denis Savard, and Tony Esposito pose for a photo during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 19, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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 Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday