Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (Rookie of the Year AHL) (1958) AHL First All-Star Team (1960, 1962) AHL Second All-Star Team (1961) John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer AHL) (1961, 1962, 1963)
NHL rights transferred to Los Angeles after NHL club purchased Springfield (AHL) franchise, May, 1967. Traded to Vancouver (WHL) by Los Angeles with the loan of Mike Corbett and Larry Mavety for cash, October, 1967.
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