USHL First All-Star Team (2006) WCHA All-Rookie Team (2007) WCHA Rookie of the Year (2007) NCAA Rookie of the Year (2007) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2008)
Claimed on waivers by Carolina from Philadelphia, November 29, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Innsbruck (Austria), October 2, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Klagenfurt (Austria), October 21, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Salzburg (Austria), November 13, 2013.
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