CCHA First All-Star Team (2003) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2003)
One of only three players (Rolly Huard, Dean Morton) to score a goal in his only NHL game. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 15, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Langnau (Swiss), August 16, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Salzburg (Austria), June 26, 2007.
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