WHL East First All-Star Team (1996) AHL All-Rookie Team (1997)
Traded to Edmonton by Buffalo with Barrie Moore for Miroslav Satan, March 18, 1997. Traded to Nashville by Edmonton for Detroit's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Edmonton selected Mike Comrie) in 1999 Entry Draft, June 26, 1999. Claimed on waivers by Tampa Bay from Nashville, October 25, 2000. Traded to Ottawa by Tampa Bay for John Emmons, March 13, 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 Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday