AHL Second All-Star Team (2010) AHL First All-Star Team (2011)
Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, May 22, 2008. Traded to New Jersey by Minnesota for David McIntyre, June 16, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Ambri-Piotta (Swiss), July 31, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 7, 2014.
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