2014-15: Recalled from Gwinnett (ECHL), Jan. 15 Posted a 1-3-1 record with a 2.98 GAA and an .897 SV% in 5 games with the Gladiators.
2013-14: Missed most of the season due to injury Played in 5 games with Portland (AHL) Posted a 3.81 GAA and an .872 SV% with the Pirates.
NOTES: Attended St. Cloud State (WCHA) Led Team USA to the gold medal game at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship where he posted a 4-0 record with a 2.50 GAA and a .908 SV% in 5 games.
USHL All-Rookie Team (2009) USHL Goaltender of the Year (2009)
Missed majority of 2013-14 due to training camp hip injury and resulting surgery.
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