VANCOUVER, BC - NOVEMBER 2: Pavel Bure jerseys hang in Vancouver Canucks player stalls before their NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Rogers Arena on November 2, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Canucks are retiring Bure's number ten jersey before the start of the game today. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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