Finnish First All-Star Team (1995) WC-A All-Star Team (1995)Frank J. Selke Trophy (1998, 1999, 2003)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1998)
Rights transferred to Dallas after Minnesota franchise relocated, June 9, 1993. Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to leg injury vs. Nashville, October 16, 1999. Officially announced his retirement, December 8, 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