Traded to Buffalo by Winnipeg for Gilles Hamel, June 21, 1986. Traded to Winnipeg by Buffalo with Phil Housley, Jeff Parker and Buffalo's 1st round choice (Keith Tkachuk) in 1990 Entry Draft for Dale Hawerchuk and Winnipeg's 1st round choice (Brad May) in 1990 Entry Draft, June 16, 1990. Traded to Boston by Winnipeg for future considerations, November 22, 1991. Officially announced retirement and named Assistant Coach of Manitoba (IHL), July 15, 1999.
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