WCHL Second All-Star Team (2002)
Traded to Long Beach (IHL) by Utah (IHL) with Rene Chapdelaine for Andy Roach and John Byce with St. Louis retaining NHL rights, January 9, 1999. Traded to NY Rangers by St. Louis to complete transaction that sent Jeff Finley and Geoff Smith to St. Louis (February 13, 1999), February 22, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Long Beach (WCHL), September 17, 2001.
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