WINNIPEG, MB - JANUARY 28: Jacob Trouba #8 of the Winnipeg Jets leaves the ice after taking the pre-game warm up prior to NHL action against the Nashville Predators at the MTS Centre on January 28, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Trouba and his teammates donned commemorative jerseys in honor of Rick Rypien and the Hockey Talks Mental Awareness Initiative. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/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