Signed to an ATO (amateur tryout) contract by Philadelphia, April 9, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia (AHL), August 11, 2009. Missed majority of 2009-10 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Cincinnati (ECHL), September 24, 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