RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 06: Zac Dalpe #22 of the Carolina Hurricanes greets excited Hurricanes fans before an NHL game against the New York Rangers at the PNC Arena on April 6, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dalpe has been recalled from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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