LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 23: Rob Scuderi #7 of the Los Angeles Kings leaves the ice after warming up prior to the game against the San Jose Sharks in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/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