QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1987) AHL First All-Star Team (1989)
Missed majority of 2000-01 due to knee injury vs. Pittsburgh, December 16, 2000. Traded to Dallas by Montreal with Martin Rucinsky for Donald Audette and Shaun Van Allen, November 21, 2001. Traded to Ottawa by Dallas for Ottawa's 6th round choice (Elias Granath) in 2003 Entry Draft, March 16, 2002. Officially announced his retirement, October 25, 2002.
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