DETROIT, MI - MAY 06: Jonas Hiller #1 of the Anaheim Ducks dives for the puck while Ben Lovejoy #6 and Ryan Getzlaf #15 also of the Ducks defend against Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on May 6, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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