-Appeared in 46 game this season with Manchester (AHL), recording 11 points (2-9=11), a plus-15 rating and 37 penalty minutes
-His two goals on the season are a career-best
-At the time of his recall, he ranked tied for 10th in the league in plus-minus...among team-leaders, ranked second in plus-minus among active players (led all team defensemen)
Last AHL Game:
-Registered four shots, Feb. 7 vs. Providence
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