NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1974) WCHA First All-Star Team (1975) WCHA Most Valuable Player (1975) (co-winner - Tom Ross) NCAA West First All-American Team (1975)
Signed as a free agent by Montreal, September 27, 1975. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, September 6, 1978.
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