Los Angeles Kings vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Game Five
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 8: Jake Muzzin #6 of the Los Angeles Kings and Dave Bolland #36 of the Chicago Blackhawks chase after the puck in Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on June 08, 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 Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday