NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 7: Patric Hornqvist #27 and Richard Clune #16 of the Nashville Predators get ready to take the ice for warm ups against the San Jose Sharks of the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on January 7, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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