CHICAGO - APRIL 18: Curtis Glencross #20 of the Calgary Flames shoves Martin Havlat #24 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 18, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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