CALGARY, AB - APRIL 20: Warren Peters #63, Curtis Glencross #20, Eric Nystrom #23, Adrian Aucoin #33 and Jim Vandermeer #4 of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 20, 2009 at Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/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