NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 22: Mike Craig, Senior Manager Facilities Operations for the NHL, sprays a coat of paint over the ice during the rink build for the 2014 Coors Light Stadium Series Games at Yankee Stadium on January 22, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The games are scheduled to be played on Sunday, January 26, 2014 and Wednesday, January 29, 2014. (Photo by Jared Silber/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