LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 6: Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings attempts a save against Vladamir Sobotka #17 of the St. Louis Blues in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Aaron Poole/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