A pending UFA at the conclusion of the 2012-13 campaign, he is in the midst of the second of a three-year contract extension he signed with Ottawa on 7/12/12.
2013-14: Led the Senators and ranked second in the NHL for the second consecutive season with 211 penalty minutes ... Led the Senators and finished seventh among all NHL players with 253 hits ... Became the 11th player in franchise history to score 100 goals for the club when he did so on Jan. 23 at Tampa Bay (4-3 SO loss) ... Surpassed Wade Redden to move into third place among all-time Senators (second among forwards) when he played his 839th game for the club on March 15 at Montreal (5-4 OT loss).
Career game highs: Goals: 2 (4x) last: 2/1/14 at Toronto (6-3 loss); Assists: 2 (9x) last: Oct. 18 vs Columbus (3-2 win); Points: 3 (2x) last: (2-1), 2/1/14 at Toronto (6-3 loss)
Signed as a free agent by Binghamton (AHL), March 2, 2005.
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