VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 26: Kevin Bieksa #3 of the Vancouver Canucks sports a Pink Shirt on Anti-Bullying day as teammate Jason Garrison #5 puts his arm around him after their game-day skate before their match against the St. Louis Blues at Rogers Arena February 26, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. February 26 is Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day in Vancouver with a goal to raise awareness about bullying. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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