New York Rangers
New York Rangers
Rick Nash
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POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 220
BIRTHDATE: 06/16/1984
AGE: 30
BIRTHPLACE: Brampton, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: CBJ: 2002-1 overall
AWARDS:
NHL Foundation Player Award (1)
Maurice Richard Trophy (1)
OHL All-Rookie Team (2001) OHL Rookie of the Year (2001) CHL All-Rookie Team (2001) NHL All-Rookie Team (2003) Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy (2004) (tied with Jarome Iginla and Ilya Kovalchuk) NHL Foundation Player Award (2009) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011) Signed as a free agent by Davos (Swiss), August 3, 2004. Traded to NY Rangers by Columbus with Steven Delisle and Columbus' 3rd round choice (Pavel Buchnevich) in 2013 Entry Draft for Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Tim Erixon and NY Rangers' 1st round choice (Kerby Rychel) in 2013 Entry Draft, July 23, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Davos (Swiss), September 18, 2012.
NHL CAREER
2013-14: Established a career- high in game-winning goals (nine) ... Tied for third in the NHL and led the team in game-winning goals; tied the Rangers franchise-record for game-winning goals in one season ... Tied for the team lead and tied for 10th in the NHL in shorthanded points (four) ... Led the team in goals (26), ranked second in shots on goal (258) and shorthanded goals (two), and tied for fifth in plus/minus rating (plus-10) ... The Rangers were 16-4-1 when he reg- istered a goal ... Tallied three points (one goal, two as- sists), recorded five shots on goal, and posted a plus- three rating on Nov. 30 vs. VAN ... Registered his 600th career NHL point with a goal on Dec. 10 vs. NSH ... Tal- lied 11 goals in an 11-game stretch for the first time in his career from Jan. 6 vs. CBJ to Jan. 26 at NJD, and registered a five-game goal streak from Jan. 18 at OTT to Jan. 26 at NJD (seven goals in the five contests) ... Notched the opening goal in two straight games – Jan. 19 (1:10 of the 1st) and Jan. 21 (1:02 of the 1st); according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first Ranger to score a goal within the game’s opening 70 seconds in consecutive games since Jan Hlavac in 1999-00 ... Credited with the game-winning goal in four straight games in which he scored a goal from Jan. 10 vs. DAL to Jan. 19 vs. WSH; became the first Ranger to do so since Tom Poti in 2003-04 ... Recorded the game-winning goal with less than two minutes remaining in regulation on two occasions – Jan. 10 vs. DAL (18:02 of the third period) and Apr. 10 vs. BUF (18:18 of the third period) ... Tallied his 20th goal of the season, added an assist, and tied for the game-high with five shots on goal on Mar. 7 at CAR; is the only player in the NHL with an active streak of 10 straight 20-goal seasons ... Established playoff career-highs in games played (25), goals (three), assists (seven), points (10), and shots on goal (83) ... Led the NHL in shots on goal in the playoffs ... Tied for fifth on the team in assists and game-winning goals (one), and ranked fourth among forwards on the team in average ice time (17:25) in the playoffs ... Established a playoff career-high with a three-game assist streak and tied a playoff career-high with a three-game point streak from Game 1 of the Metropolitan Division Semifinals vs. PHI on Apr. 17 to Game 3 at PHI on Apr. 22 (four assists over the span) ... Established a single-game playoff career-high with two assists and tied a single- game playoff career-high with a plus-two rating in Game 3 at PHI on Apr. 22 ... Tied for the team lead in goals (three) and tied for fourth on the team in points (five) in the Eastern Conference Finals against MTL ... Registered a goal in consecutive playoff games for the first time in his career in Games 1 and 2 at MTL on May 17 and May 19 ... Tallied the first game-winning goal of his career in postseason play in Game 2 at MTL on May 19 ... Tied a single-game playoff career-high with eight shots on goal in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final at LAK on June 7.
2012-13
: Led the team in goals (21) and shots (176), ranked second on the team in points (42) and plus/minus rating (plus-16), third in assists (21), and is tied for third in power play goals (three), power play assists (six), and power play points (nine) ... Tied for 10th in the NHL in goals and ranked fifth in shots ... Recorded 14 multi-point performances, including four multi-goal efforts ... Notched 14 points (nine goals, five assists) in 14 games during the month of April ... Tallied two goals, including his 20th goal of the season, a game-high, seven shots, and posted a plus-two rating in the season finale on Apr. 27 vs. NJD, joining Thomas Vanek and Alex Ovechkin as one of three active NHL players with a streak of eight consecutive 20-goal seasons and becoming the only player in the league with an active streak of nine straight 20-goal seasons ... Notched two goals, including his 300th career NHL goal, added an assist on the game-winning goal, tied for the team-high with five shots, was credited with three blocked shots, and posted a plus-three rat- ing on Mar. 26 at PHI ... Tallied an assist on Mar. 21 vs. FLA, while skating in his 700th career NHL contest ... Registered a point in 10 straight appearances from Feb. 10 vs. TBL to Mar. 10 at WSH (seven goals, nine assists over the span), including a five-game goal streak (six goals) and a six-game assist streak (six assists) ... Notched his first goal as a Ranger with a short- handed tally, tied for the team-high with five shots and tied for the game-high with four hits while making his MSG debut with the team on Jan. 20 vs. PIT ... Tallied an assist in 21:41 of ice time while making his Rangers debut on Jan. 19 at BOS ... Established playoff career-highs in assists (four), points (five), plus/minus rating (plus-three) and shots on goal (42) ... Led the team in playoff shots on goal ... Ranked third on the team in playoff assists and playoff plus/minus rating ... Tied for fourth on the team in play- off points ... Made his Rangers playoff debut in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on May 2 at WSH, skating in a playoff career high 23:04 of ice time ... Recorded his first playoff point as a Ranger with an assist in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on May 6 vs. WSH ... Registered four points in a five-game span from May 13 at WSH to May 23 vs. BOS ... Tallied his first playoff goal as a Ranger in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 19 at BOS ... Recorded an assist on the game-winning overtime goal in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 23 vs. BOS. Left Columbus as the franchise's all-time leader in games played, goals, assists, points, power-play goals, power-play points, game-winning goals, shorthanded goals, hat tricks, shots on goal, multi-goal games and multi-point games.
2011-12:
Established a career-high in games played (82) and tied his career-high in power play assists (13). ... One of three Blue Jackets to skate in all 82 games. ... Led the team in goals (30), points (59), power play goals (six), power play assists (13), power play points (19), and shots (306), tied for first in shorthanded goals (two) and ranked second in assists (29). ... Ranked fourth in the NHL in shots. ... Reached the 30-goal mark for the fifth consecutive season and seventh season overall. ... Posted 14 multi-point performances, including five multi-goal efforts. ... Recorded 12 points (six goals, six assists) in the final 10 games of the season. ... Tallied his 30th goal in the season finale on Apr. 7 vs. NY Islanders. ... Registered his 500th career point with an assist on Nov. 10 vs. Chicago. ... Skated in his 600th career game on Oct. 22 at Ottawa.
2010-11:
Established a career-high in multigoal games (seven) and tied his career-high in game-winning goals (seven). ... Led the team in goals (32), assists (34), points (66), game-winning goals (seven), shots (305), multi-goal games (seven), and multi-point games (16), ranked second in power play points (14), tied for second in power play goals (six), and fourth in power play assists (eight). ... Ranked sixth in the NHL in shots, tied for 12th in game-winning goals and 14th in goals. ... Is one of only four NHL players to record 30 goals and 60 points in each of the four seasons from 2007-08 to 2010-11. ... Skated in his fifth NHL All-Star Game, registering one goal and one assist in the contest. ... Notched his fifth career hat trick on Nov. 20 at San Jose. ... Tied his single-game career-high in scoring with four points (two goals, two assists) on Mar. 19 at Minnesota. ... Tied his career-high for longest point streak with two, nine-game point streaks from Oct. 30 at Colorado to Nov. 22 vs. Nashville (10 goals, three assists) and Jan. 8 at Los Angeles to Feb. 1 vs. Chicago (five goals, seven assists). ... Notched a six-game goal streak from Nov. 6 vs. Minnesota to Nov. 22 vs. Nashville (nine goals).
2009-10:
Led the team in goals (33), points (67), power play goals (10), game-winning goals (six), shorthanded points (four), and shots (254), tied for first in shorthanded goals (two) and shorthanded assists (two), second in power play points (22), third in assists (34), fourth in power play assists (12) and fifth in penalty minutes (58). ... Tied for 13th in the NHL in goals and 10th in game-winning goals. ... Registered 17 multi-point performances, including five multi-goal efforts. ... Posted a season-high, seven-game point streak from Jan. 30 at St. Louis to Feb. 14 at Chicago, registering seven points (four goals, three assists) over the span. ... Tallied an assist while skating in his 500th career NHL game on Feb. 4 at Dallas. ... Notched his 400th career point with the game-winning goal on Jan. 18 vs. St. Louis. ... Tallied the 200th goal of his career on Oct. 24 at Anaheim. ... Registered four consecutive multi-point performances from Oct. 5 at Vancouver to Oct. 13 vs. Calgary, recording nine points (two goals, seven assists) over the span. ... Tallied three assists on Oct. 5 at Vancouver.
2008-09:
Named the NHL Foundation Player Award winner, presented annually to a player “in recognition of his commitment and service to charities in his community”. ... Established career-highs in assists (39), points (79), plus/minus rating (plus-11), shorthanded goals (five) and shorthanded points (six). ... Reached the 40-goal plateau for the second time in his career. ... Led the team in goals (40), assists, points, power play assists (13), power play points (19), shorthanded goals, shorthanded points, and shots, ranked second in gamewinning goals (five), third in power play goals (six), and tied for third in plus/minus rating. ... Tied for fifth in the NHL in goals, 18th in points, second in shorthanded goals and fifth in shorthanded points. ... Established a Columbus franchise record with a career-high, 24 multi-point performances … Posted six multi-goal games, including his fourth career hat trick on Mar. 7 at Detroit. ... Tallied a career-high, four assists on Mar. 29 vs. Calgary. ... Skated in his fourth NHL All-Star Game, registering one goal and two assists in the contest. ... Named the NHL’s Third Star of the Month for March, recording 17 points (10 goals, seven assists) and a plus-seven rating in 15 games. ... Notched an unassisted hat trick on Mar. 7 at Detroit, becoming the first player in the NHL to accomplish the feat since Maurice Richard on Mar. 14, 1948, at NY Rangers. ... Tallied three points (one goal, two assists) on Jan. 18 at Vancouver, becoming Columbus’ all-time leading scorer with his 318th point as a Blue Jacket. ... Recorded an assist while skating in his 400th career NHL game on Dec. 31 at Anaheim. ... Registered his 300th career point with a goal on Dec. 4 at San Jose. ... Posted a five-game goal/ point streak from Nov. 11 vs. Phoenix to Nov. 22 at Atlanta, tallying eight points (five goals, three assists) over the span. ... Led the team in playoff power play assists (two) and playoff shots (13), and tied for the team lead in playoff points (three), playoff assists (two) and playoff power play points (two) while skating in four postseason contests … Made his NHL playoff debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Apr. 16 at Detroit. ... Tallied his first career playoff point with a power play assist in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Apr. 21 vs. Detroit. ... Registered his first career playoff goal and added a power play assist in Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Apr. 23 vs. Detroit.
2007-08: Established career-highs in shots (329) and penalty minutes (95). ... Led Columbus in goals (38), points (69), power play goals (10), shorthanded goals (four), shorthanded points (four), game-winning goals (six) and shots (329), ranked second in assists (31), third in power play assists (12), fourth in penalty minutes, and tied for second in power play points (22). ... His 329 shots on goal established a Columbus franchise record. ... Tied for 11th in the NHL in goals, fifth in shorthanded goals and ranked sixth in shots. ... Registered 16 multi-point performances, including six multi-goal games. ... Named the fifth captain in Columbus franchise history on Mar. 12. ... Skated in his third NHL All-Star Game, establishing an All-Star Game record for the fastest goal to begin the game (0:12) and became the 15th player in All-Star Game history to record a hat trick (three goals). ... Notched two goals, including the game winner, added an assist and tied the Columbus franchise record with 10 shots on goal on Jan. 17 at Phoenix; It was the second time this season he registered 10 shots on goal in a single game (Oct. 31 at Los Angeles). ... Tallied his second career hat trick on Dec. 31 vs. Edmonton (three goals). ... Recorded his 100th career assist on Nov. 18 vs. Detroit. ... Skated in his 300th career NHL game on Nov. 12 vs. Nashville. ... Posted two, five-game goal streaks from Oct. 17 vs. Dallas to Oct. 25 vs. St. Louis (six goals, three assists) and Nov. 14 vs. Chicago to Nov. 23 at Minnesota (five goals, four assists). ... Established a career-high with four points (two goals, two assists) on Oct. 5 vs. Anaheim.
2006-07:
Led the team in goals (27), power play goals (nine), game-winning goals (five) and shots (228), ranked second in assists (30), points (57) and shorthanded points (three), third in power play assists (13) and power play points (22), and tied for first in shorthanded assists (two). ... Recorded 14 multi-point performances, including five multi-goal efforts. ... Skated in his second NHL All-Star Game, registering two goals and two assists in the contest. ... Tallied his first career shorthanded goal, the game-winner, on Feb. 24 at NY Rangers. ... Notched his 100th career goal and added an assist on Dec. 16 vs. Chicago.
2005-06: Led the team in goals (31), tied for first in power play goals (11), second in assists (23), points (54), shots (170) and multi-point games (17), ranked third in game-winning goals (four), and fourth in power play points (19). ... Posted five multigoal performances, including his first career hat trick on Apr. 7 at Detroit (three goals). ... Established a Columbus franchise record for fastest goal to begin a game, tallying a goal at 0:10 of the first period on Jan. 11 vs. Pittsburgh. ... Established a career-high, nine-game point streak from Dec. 30 at Chicago to Jan. 16 vs. NY Rangers (nine goals, seven assists), including a career-high, six-game goal streak from Dec. 30 at Chicago to Jan. 11 vs. Pittsburgh (seven goals).
2003-04:
Captured the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy, along with Ilya Kovalchuk (Atlanta) and Jarome Iginla (Calgary), as the league’s top goal scorer, becoming the youngest player in NHL history to win the award. ... Became the first teenager to surpass the 40-goal mark since Jimmy Carson in 1987-88. ... Established career-highs in goals (41), power play goals (19), power play points (29) and game-winning goals (seven). ... Led the team in goals, points (57), power play goals, power play points and game-winning goals, ranked third in power play assists (10) and penalty minutes (87), and ninth in assists (16). ... Led the NHL in power play goals, tied for 12th in game-winning goals and 17th in power play points … Posted 14 multi-point performances, including six multi-goal efforts. ... Notched his 40th goal of the season on Mar. 27 at Nashville. ... Skated in his first NHL All-Star Game at 19 years, 237 days old, becoming the youngest participant since Toronto’s Wendell Clark (19 years, 102 days) in 1986 and the first teenager to play in the All-Star Game since Quebec’s Owen Nolan (19 years, 340 days) and Pittsburgh’s Jaromir Jagr (19 years, 337 days) in 1992. ... Registered a season-high, eight-game point streak from Nov. 11 vs. Detroit to Dec. 6 at Colorado (eight goals, two assists), that ended with a five-game goal streak beginning on Nov. 26 at Nashville. ... Was assessed his first career fighting major on Jan. 29 vs. Nashville (Marek Zidlicky). ... Tallied his 30th goal of the season on Jan. 24 vs. Chicago.
2002-03:
Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team. ... Was voted a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s Rookie of the Year. ... Led NHL rookies in power play points (16), tied for second in points (39), third in assists (22), ranked second in power play goals (six), power play assists (10) and shots (154), and fourth in goals (17). ... Ranked fifth on the team in power play goals, fourth in shots and tied for fifth in game-winning goals. ... Notched a goal while making his NHL debut on Oct. 10 vs. Chicago, becoming just the eighth No. 1 overall pick to tally a goal in his first NHL game. ... Became the fourth-youngest player in NHL history to tally an overtime goal with his game-winner on Mar. 6 vs. Vancouver. ... Selected to participate in the Topps/YoungStars Game as part of NHL All-Star Weekend, registering two goals and an assist in the contest. ... Registered a season-high, five-game point streak from Jan. 8 at Minnesota to Jan. 15 vs. Anaheim, recording eight points (three goals, five assists) over the span. ... Named the NHL Rookie of the Month for November, recording nine points (four goals, five assists) in 15 games. ... Posted his first career multi-point performance with two goals on Nov. 9 vs. NY Rangers. ... Tallied his first career assist on Oct. 25 vs. Chicago.

EUROPEAN CAREER
2004-05: Ranked second in Switzerland's NLA in goals (27). ... Led HC Davos in goals, ranked second in points (47), fifth in assists (20) and first in penalty minutes (83). ... Captured the Spengler Cup, an annual tournament held in Switzerland, with HC Davos, registering 15 points (nine goals, six assists) and a plus-seven rating in nine tournament contests. ... Led all tournament skaters in goals, ranked second in points and tied for fourth in assists en route to being named to the All-Tournament Team.

JUNIOR CAREER
2001-02: Named to the OHL Third All-Star Team. ... Established OHL career-highs in goals (32), assists (40), points (72), power play goals (15), power play assists (24), power play points (39), shorthanded assists (three), shorthanded points (five), and penalty minutes (88). ... Led the team in goals, ranked second in points and power play goals, third in assists, and tied for first in shorthanded goals (two). ... Tied for eighth in the league in power play goals, ninth in power play assists and 11th in shorthanded assists. ... Posted a careerhigh, 12-game point streak from Nov. 22 at Erie to Jan. 18 vs. Oshawa, registering 26 points (11 goals, 15 assists) over the span. ... Recorded 23 multi-point performances, including eight multi-goal efforts. ... Notched a hat trick (three goals) on Dec. 6 at Sarnia. ... Tallied single-game career-highs with four assists and five points on Nov. 9 vs. Sarnia. ... Established OHL playoff career-highs in games played (12), goals (10), assists (nine), points (19) power play goals (six), power play assists (five), power play points (11), and penalty minutes (21). ... Tied for ninth in the OHL in playoff points, third in playoff power play goals and ranked sixth in playoff goals. ... Led the team in playoff goals, playoff points and playoff power play goals, and tied for third in playoff assists. ... Recorded a point in 11 of 12 playoff contests. ... Posted six multi-point performances during the playoffs, including two, three-point efforts. ... Registered a playoff career-high, eight-game point streak from Mar. 22 at Plymouth to Apr. 5 vs. Erie (eight goals, seven assists), including a playoff career-high, four-game goal streak (six goals) from Mar. 24 vs. Plymouth to Mar. 30 at Plymouth.
2000-01: Named OHL Rookie of the Year and was selected to the OHL First All- Rookie Team. ... Led all OHL rookies in power play assists (21), power play points (33), shorthanded goals (four), and shorthanded points (four). ... Tied for second among OHL rookies in points (66), ranked second in power play goals (12), third in goals (31), and fourth in assists (35). ... Tied for 10th in the league in shorthanded goals and 15th in power play assists. ... Led the team in goals and shorthanded goals, ranked second in assists and points, and tied for fourth in power play goals. ... Registered 15 multi-point performances, including six multi-goal efforts. ... Notched two hat tricks on Nov. 17 vs. Mississauga (three goals, one assist) and Feb. 16 vs. Windsor (three goals). ... Recorded a season-high, 11-game point streak from Sept. 24 at Sarnia to Oct. 25 vs. Guelph, registering 13 points (five goals, eight assists) over the span. ... Made his OHL debut on Sept. 22 vs. Windsor. ... Tallied his first OHL point with an assist on Sept. 24 at Sarnia … Notched his first OHL goal, and added an assist for his first career multi-point effort, on Sept. 29 vs. North Bay. ... Ranked second on the team in playoff points (six), third in playoff assists (three) and tied for second in playoff goals (three) while skating in four postseason contests. ... Tallied a power play goal and added an assist while skating in his first OHL playoff contest on Mar. 25 at Erie.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
2014: Captured his second Olympic gold medal while representing Team Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia ... Tallied one assist in six games.
2011:
Tied for second on Canada in assists (three) and fourth in points (five) while skating in seven tournament contests at the World Championship in Bratislava/Kosice, Slovakia.
2010: Captured a gold medal with Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, registering five points (two goals, three assists) in seven tournament contests. ... Notched his first career Olympic goal in a quarterfinal victory on Feb. 24 against Russia.
2008: Captured a silver medal with Canada at the World Championship in Quebec City/Halifax, Canada. ... Named to the All-Tournament Team for the third time. ... Tied for third among all tournament skaters in points (13), second in goals (six), seventh in assists (seven), and 10th in plus/minus rating (plus-nine), while skating in nine tournament contests. ... Tied for the team lead in power play goals (three), ranked second in goals and shots (36), third in points, fifth in assists, and tied for fourth in plus/minus rating.
2007:
Captured a gold medal with Canada at the World Championship in Moscow, Russia. ... Selected by the Directorate as Tournament MVP and was named to the All-Tournament Team for the second time. ... Tied for sixth among all tournament skaters in points (11), third in goals (six), and fourth in plus/minus rating (plus-eight), while skating in nine tournament contests. ... Notched two goals in the gold medal game on May 13 again Finland. ... Led Canada in power play goals (five), shots (43) and plus/minus rating, ranked second in points, tied for first in goals, and fourth in assists.
2006:
Tallied one assist in six games while making his Olympic debut with Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. ... Registered his first career Olympic point with an assist in a preliminary round contest on Feb. 16 against Germany.
2005:
Captured a silver medal with Canada at the World Championship in Vienna/Innsbruck, Austria. ... Named to the All-Tournament Team for the first time. ... Led all tournament skaters in goals (nine), tied for first in power play goals (three), ranked second in points (15), tied for sixth in assists (six), and fourth in plus/minus rating (plus-seven). ... Led Canada in goals, power play goals and shots (40), tied for first in plus/minus rating, ranked second in points, and third in assists.
2002:
Captured a silver medal with Canada at the World U-20 Junior Championship in Pardubice/Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. .... Tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in seven tournament contests.

BACKGROUND

His nickname is “Nasher” ... He first started playing hockey at age three ... His first car was a Chevy Blazer ... Lists Mats Sundin as his childhood hockey idol ... Enjoys listening to punk and country mu- sic ... Lists Matt Damon as his favorite actor, and Jessica Simpson as his favorite female celebrity ... Is a fan of the TV series True Blood and Dexter ... Enjoys reading and lists Of Mice and Men his favorite book ... Married - wife, Jessica.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

June 22, 2002 -– Columbus' first choice, No. 1 overall, in the first round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. July 23, 2012 -- Traded by Columbus to Rangers with Steven Delisle and conditional third-round draft pick in exchange for Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Tim Erixon and 2013 first-round draft pick.