Columbus Blue Jackets
New York Rangers
Rick Nash
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POSITION: Right 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)
• Ranked tied for fifth in the NHL in goals and tied for 18th in points last season; led CBJ in goals, assists and points
• Set club record and career high in points with 40-39-79 in 78 games; set career highs in shorthanded goals and multi-point games.

2009-10: Registered 33-34-67, 58 penalty minutes and was -2 in 76 games with Columbus… Hit the 30-goal mark for the third-straight season and fifth time in his seven-year NHL career… Hit the 30-assist mark for the fourth-straight season and 60-point mark for the third-straight season… Led the club in goals for the sixth-straight season and points for the third-straight season… Also led the club in power play goals (10), game-winning goals (6), shorthanded goals (2-tied) and shots (254), while ranking second in time on ice 20:56) and takeaways (41), third in assists (tied) and shooting percentage (13.0) and fifth in penalty minutes… Ranked 13th (tied) in the NHL in goals and shorthanded goals, 10th (tied) in game-winning goals, 26th (tied) in power play goals and 11th in time on ice among forwards… Is the franchise’s all-time leader in goals (227), points (422), power play goals (71), game-winning goals (35), shorthanded goals (12), hat tricks (4), shots on goal (1,667), multi-goal games (34) and multi-point games (106), while ranking second in games played (517) and assists (195)… Recorded three assists Oct. 5 at Vancouver… Collected four-straight multi-point games (2-6-8) Oct.5-13, matching a career high for consecutive multi-point games… Had 4-7-11 during a six-game point streak Oct. 5-20… Scored two goals, including the 200th goal of his NHL career, and added an assist Oct. 24 at Anaheim… Collected the 400th point of his NHL career Jan. 18 vs. St. Louis… Played the 500th game of his NHL career Feb. 4 vs. Dallas… Tallied 4-3-7 during a seven-game point streak Jan. 30-Feb.14, marking the third longest point streak of his career… Missed four games Mar. 9-15 due to injury… Scored two goals, including the game-winner, Mar. 19 vs. Minnesota… Missed two games Apr. 5-7 due to injury… OTHER: Was selected to play for Team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia… Recorded 2-3-5 and was +1 in seven games to help Canada win the gold medal… Games lost to injury: 6… Multi-point (goal) games: 17 (5)… Most Points: 3 (3x) – Nov. 1 at Washington, most recent… Most Goals: 2 (5x) – Mar. 30 vs. Tampa Bay, most recent… Most Assists: 3 – Oct. 5 at Vancouver… Most PIM: 7 – Jan. 23 at Minnesota… Most Shots: 7 (4x) – Mar. 19 vs. Minnesota, most recent.

2008-09: Recorded 40-39-79, 52 penalty minutes and was +11 in 78 games with Columbus… Was the recipient of the National Hockey League Foundation Player Award, presented annually to a player “in recognition of his commitment and service to charities in his community”… Led the club in goals for the fifth-straight season and points for the second year in a row… Set club records for points, multi-goal games (6-tied), multi-point games (24) and shorthanded goals (5), while his 40 goals were one shy of his career high and club record 41 he had in 2003-04… Ranked fifth (tied) in the NHL in goals, 18th (tied) in points, second (tied) in shorthanded goals, 14th (tied) in takeaways (70) and 19th in shots (263)… Led the Jackets in assists, points, shorthanded goals, shots, shooting percentage (15.2), multi-goal games (six) and multi-point games, while ranking second in game-winning goals (five) and third in power play goals… Is the franchise’s all-time leader in goals (194), points (355), power play goals (61), game-winning goals (29), shots on goal (1,413) and multi-goal games (29)… Scored the overtime, game-winning goal in the season opener Oct. 10 at Dallas… Had 4-1-5 during a three-game goal/point streak Oct. 17-21… Tallied 0-5-5 during a four-game point streak Nov. 1-7… Scored goals in five-straight games and collected 5-3-8 Nov. 12-22… Notched the 300th point of his NHL career Dec. 4 at San Jose… Became the third player in franchise history to play in 400 games as a Blue Jacket Dec. 31 at Anaheim… Collected 1-3-4 and was +4 to set a career high in points and tie the club record for plus/minus rating… Missed four games Jan. 9-16 due to injury… Became the club’s all-time leading point scorer with 318 points in 405 games with 1-2-3 Jan. 18 at Vancouver… Played in his fourth NHL All-Star Game and tallied 1-2-3 for the Western Conference Jan. 25 in Montreal… Scored the third hat trick of his NHL career, including the overtime, game-winner, Jan. 27 vs. Detroit (Chris Osgood)… Registered a goal and an assist in three-straight games Feb. 18-Feb. 21… Set the franchise record for hat tricks with his fourth career three-goal game Mar. 7 at Detroit (Chris Osgood, Ty Conklin)… All three goals were unassisted, marking the first “unassisted” hat trick since Maurice “Rocket” Richard accomplished the feat Mar. 14, 1948 at NY Rangers… It was his third career hat trick against the Red Wings, his second at Joe Louis Arena and second against Detroit in 2008-09… Became only the second player in the last 40 years with two hat tricks against the Red Wings in one season (Elias Sports Bureau)… With the hat trick, Nash became one of only three players to record more than one hat trick at Joe Louis Arena in the building’s history (Dino Ciccarelli had three in his career, while John Anderson and Nash each have two to their credit)… Set a career high in assists and tied a career high in points with 0-4-4 Mar. 26 vs. Calgary… Was the NHL’s Third Star of the Month for March after recording 10-7-17 and leading the club to a 9-4-2 record… PLAYOFFS: Added 1-2-3 in four playoff games… Made his Stanley Cup playoffs debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Detroit on Apr. 16… Collected his first point of his playoff career with an assist (R.J. Umberger goal) in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. Detroit on Apr. 21… Scored the first goal of his playoff career and added an assist in Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. Detroit on Apr. 23 (Chris Osgood)… Games lost to injury: 4… Multi-point (goal) games: 24 (6)… Most Points: 4 (2x) – Mar. 26 vs. Calgary, most recent… Most Goals: 3 (2x) – Mar. 7 at Detroit, most recent… Most Assists: 4 – Mar. 26 vs. Calgary… Most PIM: 4 (3x) – Mar. 1 at Vancouver, most recent… Most Shots: 9 (3x) – Mar. 24 at Tampa Bay, most recent.

CAREER: 2007-08: Collected 38-31-69, 95 penalty minutes and was +2 in 80 games with Columbus… Led club in goals, points, power play goals (10), shorthanded goals (4), game-winning goals (6), shots on goal (329) and takeaways (56), while ranking second in assists… Set career highs in penalty minutes and shots… Ranked 11th (tied) in the NHL in goals, fifth (tied) in shorthanded goals and was sixth in shots… Set a club single season record for shots on goal… Scored his second career hat trick Dec. 31 vs. Edmonton (Dwayne Roloson)… Had at least one shot on goal in all but one game (Dec. 12 vs. Colorado)… Named fifth team captain in franchise history Mar. 12… Won the Blue Jackets “Three Stars of the Game” Award… Opened the season setting a career-high in points with 2-2-4 Oct. 5 vs. Anaheim… It marked the second time in franchise history that a player scored two goals in the season opening game (Dan Fritsche, 2005-06)… Collected 6-3-9 during a five-game goal streak Oct. 17-25… Registered his 50th career multi-point game with 1-1-2 Oct. 17 vs. Dallas… Had 1-1-2 and tied a Blue Jackets single-game record with 10 shots on goal Oct. 31 at Los Angeles… Played the 300th game of his NHL career Nov. 12 vs. Nashville… Collected his 100th career NHL assist Nov. 18 vs. Detroit… Missed two games Dec. 26-27 due to an illness… Scored 2-1-3, including the game-winning goal, and tied a Blue Jackets record with 10 shots on goal Jan. 17 at Phoenix… Also recorded the 1,000th shot of his NHL career in the same game… Was selected to his third All-Star Game, which was played at Atlanta’s Philips Arena on Jan. 27… Set an All-Star Game record when he scored just :12 into the game, surpassing the previous mark for fastest goal to start the game of :19 by Detroit’s Ted Lindsay in 1950… Added his second goal in the second period to become the first player to score two or more goals in consecutive All-Star Games (recorded 2-2-4 at 2007 All-Star Game)… Became the 15th player in All-Star Game history to record a hat trick with his third goal in the third period… Named to Team Canada roster for World Championships on Apr. 8… Collected 6-7-13 with six penalty minutes and was +9 in nine games to help Canada win the silver medal… Was second (tied) in the tournament in goals and third (tied) in points… Named to the All-Tournament Team… 2006-07: Recorded 27-30-57 and 73 penalty minutes in 75 games with Columbus… Led the club in goals, power play goals (9), game-winning goals (5), shots (228) and shooting percentage (11.8), while ranking second in assists and points… Missed two games Nov. 22-24 due to a lower body injury… Scored his 100th career goal and had an assist Dec. 16 vs. Chicago... Missed five games Jan. 9-16 due to a back injury suffered Jan. 5 at Anaheim… Had 2-2-4 at the All-Star Game in Dallas on Jan. 24… Scored his first career shorthanded goal Feb. 24 at NY Rangers (Henrik Lundqvist)… Had 6-5-11 and four penalty minutes and was +8 in nine games for Team Canada at the World Championships… Was named MVP of the tournament, while helping Canada win the gold medal… 2005-06: Tallied 31-23-54, 51 penalty minutes and was +5 in 54 games with Columbus… Led the club in goals, power play goals (11-tied) and shooting percentage (18.2, 14th in NHL), ranked second (tied) in points, shots on goal (170) and multi-point games (17), third in game-winning goals (4) and plus/minus rating and fourth (tied) in assists… Scored 31-23-54 in 51 games after Dec. 17 (with goals in 25 of the 51 contests) when he returned from ankle and knee injuries that forced him to miss 28 of the first 31 games of the season… Improved his plus/minus rating by 40 from 2003-04 (-35 to 5)… Had 1-1-2 Apr. 15 vs. Chicago to become the first player since 2002-03 (Keith Tkachuk, 31 goals in 56 games), and just the sixth in the last 10 years, to record 30 goals in a season when playing in fewer than 60 games… Collected his first career hat trick and set a franchise record with 10 shots Apr. 7 at Detroit (Manny Legace)… Had 9-7-16 during a nine-game point streak Dec. 30-Jan. 16, which tied the franchise record set by Andrew Cassels (4-9-13 from Nov. 1-17, 2002)… His goal 0:10 seconds into the game Jan. 11 vs. Pittsburgh was the fastest to start a game and period in franchise history (Andrew Cassels, 0:16 into 1st period Mar. 15, 2003 vs. Minnesota)… Tallied 0-1-1 in six games for Team Canada at the Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy… Missed 11 games Oct. 7-29 due to a high ankle sprain… Missed 17 games Nov. 4-Dec. 15 due to a sprained knee… 2004-05: Had 26-20-46 and 83 penalty minutes in 44 games with HC Davos (Swiss)… Ranked second in the league in goals… Added 9-2-11 and 26 penalty minutes in 15 playoff games… Helped HC Davos win the Spengler Cup… Won a silver medal with Team Canada at the World Championships… Tallied 9-6-15 and eight penalty minutes and was +7 in nine games… Led the tournament in goals, ranked second in points and was named to the All-Tournament Team… 2003-04: Tallied 41-16-57 and 87 penalty minutes in 80 games with Columbus… Shared Rocket Richard Trophy with Calgary’s Jarome Iginla and Atlanta’s Ilya Kovalchuk as NHL’s top goal scorer… Youngest player in NHL history to win goal scoring title… Led the NHL with 19 power play goals… First teenager to net 40 goals in the NHL since 1987-88 (Jimmy Carson)… Set franchise record for goals and power play goals in a season… Eighth-most career goals by a teenager in NHL history (58)… Represented Western Conference at 2004 NHL All-Star Game… First teenager to play in the NHL All-Star Game since Quebec’s Owen Nolan (19 years, 340 days) and Pittsburgh’s Jaromir Jagr (19 years, 337 days) in the 1992 contest… Nash was 19 years, 237 days old on the day of the game… Nash was the youngest All-Star Game participant since Toronto’s Wendell Clark (19 years, 102 days) in 1986… 2002-03: Tallied 17-22-39 and 78 penalty minutes in 74 games with Columbus… Youngest player in the NHL… Led all NHL rookies in power play points with 16… Ranked second (tied) in points, power play goals, power play assists (10) and shots (154), was third (tied) in assists, and fourth in goals and shooting percentage (11.0) among NHL rookies… Became just the eighth No. 1 overall draft pick to score in his first-ever NHL game with his goal Oct. 10 vs. Chicago (Jocelyn Thibault)… He was also the first No. 1 overall draft pick to score in his first game in his draft year since Mario Lemieux in 1984… Named NHL Rookie of the Month for November after collecting 4-5-9 in 14 games… Named to the Topps/YoungStars Game as part of the NHL’s All-Star Weekend… Had a hand in all three of the Western Conference’s goals (2-1-3) in an 8-3 loss… Scored a pair of goals Nov. 9 vs. NY Rangers, marking his first multi-goal and multi-point game in the NHL… Tallied the first assist of his NHL career (Ray Whitney goal) Oct. 25 vs. San Jose… Scored the first power play goal of his NHL career Dec. 7 at Los Angeles (Felix Potvin)… Became fourth youngest NHL player to score in overtime with tally Mar. 6 vs. Vancouver (Alexander Auld)… 2001-02: Collected 32-40-72 and 88 penalty minutes in 54 games with London (OHL)… Named an alternate captain for the Knights... Named OHL Player of the Week for Dec. 4-9 after recording 4-3-7 in three games… Recorded a hat trick on Dec. 6 vs. Sarnia… Posted 11-15-26 during a 12-game point streak Nov. 22-Jan. 18… Led the Knights in goals and ranked second in points… Named to the OHL’s Third All-Star Team… Performed at the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Saskatoon… Helped Team Canada win the silver medal at the World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic… 2000-01: Registered 31-35-66 and 56 penalty minutes in 58 games with London (OHL)… Captured OHL Rookie of the Year honors… Selected to the OHL First All-Rookie Team and CHL All-Rookie Team… Led the Knights in goals (second among OHL rookies) and was second in points.