Logged 14:15 of time on ice and recorded 2 shots and 2 hits in his Penguins debut Jan. 28 at WAS.
Is 5th among Penguins forwards with 133 hits.
Ranks 4th among PIT forwards averaging 2:01 of SH TOI/G.
Recorded a season-high 9 hits Mar. 6 at Anaheim.
Picked up his 1st assist with PIT on Feb. 11.
Acquired from STL for Marcel Goc on Jan. 27.
Had 9 PTS (2G-7A) in 45 GP with the Blues.
His 48 hits ranked 6th among St. Louis forwards.
Established career highs in goals (15), assists (13) points (28) and plus/minus (+9) with the Montreal Canadiens in 2008-09.
Won the AHL Championship (Calder Cup) with the Hamilton Bulldogs in 2006-07.
Spent 3-plus seasons in the QMJHL, tallying 158 points (74G-84A) in 217 career games.
HIGHS: G: 3 A: 2 P: 3
SHOOTOUT NUMBERS w/PGH: 0 G, 0 Att, 0.0 Pct
REGULAR-SEASON NUMBERS WITH PITTSBURGH: 28GP 0G-2A-2PTS
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 FedEx Field in Landover, Md. on Friday