ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 12: Members of the St. Louis Blues warm up prior to a NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes on November 12, 2013 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The players are wearing camouflage jerseys that will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Joshua Chamberlain Society and HEROES care. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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