Signed as a free agent by Detroit (Sudbury-EPHL), October, 1959. Signed as a free agent by Montreal (North Bay-EPHL), October, 1961. NHL rights transferred to Toronto after NHL club purchased Denver (WHL) franchise and relocated team to Victoria, June, 1964. Claimed by Providence (AHL) from Toronto in Reverse Draft, June 15, 1966.
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