Johnson was named to the All-Star Team at the 2006 World Junior Championships, also held in Vancouver, upon tallying six points in seven games.
Joins teammate Ryan Suter as the most internationally decorated U.S. players on the 2010 Olympic team with three medals. He won gold at the 2005 and silver at the 2004 Under-18 World Championships as well as a bronze at the 2007 World Junior Championships.
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