Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Four
PITTSBURGH - MAY 08: Sergei Gonchar #55 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his goal with teammates against the Washington Capitals during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 8, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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 FedEx Field in Landover, Md. on Friday