ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 24: Alexander Steen #20 of the St. Louis Blues is congratulated by teammates Jay McClement #18 and B.J. Crombeen #26 after scoring against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center on September 24, 2009 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Blues defeated the Wild 4-1. (Photo by Genevieve Ross/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