BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 30: Fans of the Buffalo Sabres enjoy a spring afternoon parking lot cookout before the game against the Washington Capitals on March 30, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. The fans are Nicole Bonaroti, Gilbert Gillian, Jason Kraft and Ann Crowley (L-R). (Photo by Bill Wippert/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