Head coach Darryl Sutter, Alec Martinez #27 and Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings attend practice in preparation for the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series against the Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium on January 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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