Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Game Five
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 25: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Brendan Smith #2 of the Detroit Red Wings watch for the puck next to goalie Jimmy Howard #35 of the Red Wings in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 25, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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 FedEx Field in Landover, Md. on Friday