AJHL First All-Star Team (1999)
Signed as a free agent by Columbus, September 24, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Hershey (AHL), August 15, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 2, 2008. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to recurring hip injury and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 29, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 6, 2012.
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