Brother of Paul BCJHL First Team All-Star (1995) BCJHL Most Sportsmanlike Player (1995) Hockey East First All-Star Team (1999) NCAA East First All-American Team (1999)
Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, April 21, 1999. Traded to New Jersey by Vancouver for Mikko Jokela, January 24, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Ilves (Finland), August 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Espoo (Finland), September, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), July 3, 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