WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets recalled defenceman Zach Redmond from the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League on Friday.
Redmond played in 17 games with the IceCaps this season, recording 13 points and 14 penalty minutes. The 25-year-old played in 11 career NHL games, all with the Jets, for four career NHL points and 12 career penalty minutes.
He was originally drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the seventh round of the 2008 NHL Draft.
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