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Rick Nash | Winger | #61

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/16/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 211
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (1) / CLM
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Rick Nash scored a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Nash picked up both of his points in the third period, as he helped set up Kevin Hayes' goal before adding one of his own. The Rangers winger finished the game with a plus-2 rating and three shots on goal in 14:49 of ice time. Nash has seven goals and 11 points in 19 games this season. He's currently riding a three-game point streak. Nov 15 - 11:45 PM

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Rick Nash scored two goals in a 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.

Nash was left alone at the side of the goal and redirected Brady Skjei's pass in behind former teammate Cam Talbot. Nash now sits at six goals and nine points in 18 games this season. With eight points in his last seven games, Nash is definitely a buy candidate in fantasy circles in the final year of his contract. Pavel Buchnevich and Michael Grabner also scored for the Rangers in the win.
Nov 11 - 4:03 PM

Rick Nash scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

The Rangers looked awful in the first period, as they went into the intermission trailing 3-0. Nash scored a big goal in the second frame to cut the Rangers' deficit to 3-2 and he helped set up Mika Zibanejad's goal in the third to trim the Canadiens lead to 4-3. Nash has had a tough season so far. He's up to two goals and one assist in 12 games.
Oct 28 - 10:23 PM

Thursday's contest was the 1,000th of Rick Nash's career.

Nash became the 312th player to join the 1,000-game club. Nash has split his career over Columbus (674) and the Rangers (326). This is the final season of his eight-year, $62.4 million deal, so there's a good chance he'll be playing for a third franchise beyond this campaign. He'll need to heat up though in order to attract much interest as he has a goal and no assists in 11 games this season.
Oct 27 - 11:28 AM

Rick Nash scored in a 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

It's taken him six games but Rick Nash has his first goal of the season. Nash opened the scoring in the first period, but the Devils responded with three unanswered goals. The forward will be an unrestricted free agent at season's end and he understands how important the year is, but he's not off to the greatest of starts.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 14 - 10:41 PM

Rick Nash realizes that this is an important season for him.

Nash is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, and he needs to show some improvement if he wants to land another huge free-agent contract. "Every year I want to have the best year possible. But this year, it’s an important year for me personally," Nash said. "It’s an important year for the Rangers, too. We still haven’t achieved that goal (winning the Stanley Cup) that we all want to achieve." Since scoring 42 goals for the Rangers in 2014-15, Nash has found the back of the net 15 and 23 times over the last two seasons. The 33-year-old's better days are behind him.
Sep 9 - 1:51 PM

Rick Nash wants to stick with the New York Rangers.

"I plan on being here, I plan on being a Ranger," Nash said. He's entering the final season of his eight-year, $62.4 million deal. He's had ups and downs over the life of that contract, but his last two campaigns have been particularly rough with him failing to reach the 40-point milestone in either of those two seasons. With that in mind he's likely to receive a major pay cut after the 2017-18 campaign unless he has a huge contract year. It's also possible that the Rangers will try to trade him in an effort to shake things up, but given his cap hit that might be difficult. It's also worth noting that he has a limited no-trade clause that would further complicate any efforts to move him.
May 11 - 2:18 PM

Rick Nash's right knee was heavily wrapped after Game 6 against Ottawa.

He had been skipping practices, so it's not surprising that he was playing at less than 100 percent. Nash didn't post a point in New York's final three playoff games, but he refused to use his injury as an excuse after his team was eliminated from Stanley Cup contention.
Source: NY Post
May 10 - 10:42 AM

Rick Nash will play in Game 4 against Ottawa on Thursday night.

Nash was expected to play all along, but the fact that he missed Thursday's morning skate left a little doubt. He's skating on a line with Derek Stepan and Jimmy Vesey. Nash has three goals and two assists in nine postseason games.
May 4 - 7:15 PM

Rick Nash didn't skate on Thursday, but Rangers coach Alain Vigneault still expects him to play Thursday night.

Nash also missed Wednesday's practice, which makes him absence on Thursday more noteworthy. Vigneault said Nash "is fine," but it's possible that the forward is playing through an undisclosed injury. Of course, even if Nash is hurt, he wouldn't be the only one playing at less than 100% health in the playoffs.
May 4 - 12:36 PM

Rick Nash didn't practice Wednesday, but he will be ready to play Thursday night.

Coach Alain Vigneault said that Nash could have skated, so it's expected he got the session off for maintenance. He registered his third goal of the playoffs on Tuesday night and logged 17:42 of ice time against Ottawa. Nash has five points in nine games this postseason.
May 3 - 1:11 PM

Rick Nash skipped Tuesday's practice for maintenance.

He is expected to be back on the ice Wednesday, according to coach Alain Vigneault. Nash contributed two goals and one assist in six games against Montreal in Round 1 of the playoffs.
Apr 25 - 1:53 PM

Rick Nash scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Nash gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead at the 4:28 mark of the second period. He finished the game with two penalty minutes and two shots on goal in 16:31 of ice time. Nash now has two goals in three games this postseason. Jesper Fast also found the back of the net for the Rangers. The best-of-seven series is now tied 2-2. Game 5 will be held in Montreal on Thursday night.
Apr 18 - 10:15 PM

Rick Nash scored a goal in a 4-3 overtime loss to Montreal on Friday night in Game 2.

He had six shots in the contest and got his first goal of the series to tie the match at 2-2 in the second period on a great shot off the rush.
Source: NY Post
Apr 15 - 8:59 AM

Rick Nash returns to action on Sunday against Pittsburgh.

Nash has posted 23 goals and 38 points through 66 games this season.
Source: Dan Rosen
Apr 9 - 6:08 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mika Zibanejad
2Kevin Hayes
3David Desharnais
4Boo Nieves
LW1Chris Kreider
2Rick Nash
3Jimmy Vesey
4Michael Grabner
5Ryan Gropp
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Pavel Buchnevich
4Jesper Fast
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Brady Skjei
4Brendan Smith
5Marc Staal
6Nick Holden
7Steven Kampfer
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Ondrej Pavelec