NHL Second All-Star Team (1994) King Clancy Memorial Trophy (1994) NHL Foundation Player Award (2000) Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (2001)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1994)
Traded to Edmonton by Detroit with Petr Klima, Joe Murphy and Jeff Sharples for Jimmy Carson, Kevin McClelland and Edmonton's 5th round choice (later traded to Montreal Montreal selected Brad Layzell) in 1991 Entry Draft, November 2, 1989. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, September 3, 1991. Traded to San Jose by NY Rangers with future considerations for Mikael Samuelsson and Christian Gosselin, June 24, 2001. Officially announced retirement April 3, 2004.
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