Pittsburgh Penguins v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Three
PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 19: Fans of the Philadelphia Flyers attend Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Wachovia Center on April 19, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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