WCHA All-Rookie Team (2001) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2004) NCAA West First All-American Team (2004) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2004)
Traded to Columbus by NY Islanders for Eric Boguniecki, October 25, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 23, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Dusseldorf (Germany), July 31, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Assat Pori (Finland), November 18, 2010.
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