MONTREAL, CANADA - MARCH 30: Kyra Bhakti of Pickering, Ontario holds a sign supporting her favourite Montreal Canadiens prior to the NHL game between the Montreal Canadiens and the New York Rangers at the Bell Centre on March 30, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/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