QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1995) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1997) George Parsons Trophy (Memorial Cup - Most Sportsmanlike Player) (1997)
Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, September 26, 1997. Traded to Columbus by Phoenix with Phoenix's 6th round choice (Derek Reinhart) in 2005 Entry Draft for Columbus' 4th round choice (later traded to Philadelphia - Philadelphia selected Jeremy Duchesne) in 2005 Entry Draft, July 6, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Poprad (Slovakia), October 4, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Zurich (Swiss), August 18, 2006.
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