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Rick Nash | Winger

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/16/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
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Though there had been growing speculation that the New York Rangers may trade leading scorer Rick Nash, he is expected to remain a Ranger.
Nash's No-Trade Clause expired today, and when you combine that with his underwhelming playoff performance with his $7.8M cap hit the next three seasons, it's easy to see why he may have been on the block. Such as it is, the Rangers' leading scorer isn't expected to be moved any time soon. Jul 1 - 7:30 PM

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There is growing speculation that the New York Rangers may seek to trade leading scorer Rick Nash this off-season.

With the cap expected to rise to only about just north of $71M, and the Rangers being $9.5M from the cap ceiling, they may view Nash's $7.9M cap hit the next three seasons too burdensome. Forwards Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin, JT Miller, and Jesper Fast are all RFA's come July 1st, and with Nash's mere eight goals and 24 points over the past two postseasons, the 30 year old may be ripe for being dealt. His full No-Movement Clause becomes a Modified Trade Clause come July 1st, giving the Rangers 10-12 teams to work with. Some may include Washington, Anaheim, Edmonton, and Florida as they each have at least $16.7M in cap space.
Jun 4 - 10:58 PM

Rick Nash was not at all happy about being ousted from the playoffs on Friday.

The forward ended the post-season with five goals and 14 points in 19 games and was shutout along with his teammates in a 2-0 loss in Game 7 to the Lightning. "I'm pretty upset," Nash said. In a career, you don't get too many opportunities to play on a team like this and get that opportunity to win a championship. It's pretty frustrating right now."
May 31 - 7:33 AM

Rick Nash scored a goal and added three assists in the Rangers' 7-3 demolition of the Lightning in Game 6 on Tuesday.

Nash was also a plus-4 on the night. After getting shut out in Game 5, the Rangers top players showed up big time in an elimination situation. Nash scored his goal on a power-play during New York's crazy five goal third period. The goal was his fifth of the playoffs and after struggling for most part, Nash has really caught fire at the right time. He has 7 points (3G,4A) in three games for a total of 18 points in the entire postseason.
May 27 - 1:30 AM

The New York Rangers were shut out by a score of 2-0 in Sunday's Game 5 tilt against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

After lighting up the scoreboard in back-to-back games, the Rangers offense was shut down by Ben Bishop and his teammates. New York is now on the brink of elimination with the series heading back to Tampa Bay for Game 6. Rick Nash led all Rangers skaters with five shots on goal.
May 24 - 11:06 PM

Rick Nash scored two goals and an assist in New York's 5-1 win in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final over Tampa Bay.

Nash came into tonight's game with just seven points in two and a half rounds of playoff action, but he really came through tonight. Nash scored the game's opening goal at the 17:18 mark of the first period. He also picked up an assist on Keith Yandle's second period goal, while adding his second of the game midway through the final frame. The three points are a new career-high in the playoffs for Nash. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating, five shots on goal, three hits, one blocked shot and one takeaway. The Eastern Conference final is now tied at 2-2, with New York hosting Game 5 and a potential Game 7.
May 22 - 10:52 PM

Rick Nash may have just seven points in 15 games for the Rangers this postseason, but he scored a big point with his teammates on Thursday night.

Nash set up a private screening on the Entourage movie, which seems to have provided a needed jolt of positivity to the Rangers. "We had some good times as a team yesterday," Derick Brassard said. "We had a team dinner, a good meeting. We would feel pretty good about ourselves winning this game tonight and going back in our building." They'll feel even better if they can put together a victory in Game 4 on Friday night.
May 22 - 5:47 PM

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault acknowledged that they'll likely need more production out of Rick Nash going forward.

"I mean, again, he's working extremely hard," Vigneault said. "He's getting physically involved. He's getting some looks. Would I like him to finish on some of those looks? Yes. Do we need him to finish on those looks? Probably, yes. He knows that." Nash has just two goals and seven points in 14 playoff contests. In his career, he's been limited to seven markers in 55 postseason games.
May 20 - 11:18 AM

Rick Nash played in all three games during the 2014-15 regular against the Tampa Bay Lightning, and shares the team lead in points with three.

Nash has the only goal of the trio, but Derick Brassard and Derek Stepan also scored three points to lead the Rangers. The trio also sit atop the Rangers scoring in the playoffs this postseason. Brassard leads with five goals and eight points, while Stepan and Nash lead with five assists each.
Source: NHL.com
May 14 - 8:17 PM

Rick Nash is hoping that his goal in Game 6 will help get him on a roll.

"I hope I can help the team any way I can," said Nash. "I'm supposed to score goals so hopefully they go in." The Rangers will play Washington in Game 7 on Wednesday night. Nash has three points in the series and two goals in 11 playoff contests.
May 13 - 1:04 PM

Rick Nash netted his second goal of the playoffs in Game 6 versus Washington.

He gave the Rangers a 3-1 lead less than a minute into the third period. The Capitals rallied back from a 4-1 deficit, but ultimately lost the contest by a score of 4-3. Nash had three assists in his previous eight games and he hadn't scored a goal since Game 2 of the opening round against Pittsburgh. "It's nice to score goals, [and] obviously they've been hard to come by," said Nash, who scored 42 goals in 79 games during the regular season. "It's been really frustrating when you can't do the thing you're supposed to do. It's like you're letting your team down. It's tough, but we're winning games and that's all that matters. The win and going into Game 7 with some momentum."
May 11 - 10:52 AM

The New York Rangers need Rick Nash to break out of his scoring slump.

The Rangers top offensive threat has yet to score in the second round and has only one playoff goal in 10 games this season after finishing third in the NHL during the regular season with 42 goals. Sunday would be a good time to break the slump for Ranger fans and his teammates.
May 10 - 7:42 AM

Rick Nash had a team-high seven shots on goal Monday night, but couldn't score in the Rangers' 1-0 loss to Washington.

Nash has just one goal in eight playoff games. That's in stark contrast to his 42 markers in the regular season. Postseason goal droughts have become the standard for Nash though as he has six goals in 49 career playoff games compared to 378 in 862 career regular season contests.
May 5 - 10:54 AM

Rick Nash (flu) will be in the lineup for Game 1 versus Pittsburgh.

"I felt pretty strong out there [during Thursday's morning skate]," he said. "I just caught some 24-hour bug, or some sort of flu. I couldn't keep anything down. You never know how long those things are going to last." Nash amassed 42 goals and 69 points in 79 games during the regular season.
Apr 16 - 3:49 PM

Rick Nash missed Wednesday's practice with the flu.

The Rangers will host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday in Game 1 of their first-round series. Nash should be ready to go by then, but we'll let know if we hear otherwise.
Apr 15 - 12:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3J.T. Miller
4Jarret Stoll
5Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Emerson Etem
4Tanner Glass
5Ryan Bourque
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Jesper Fast
3Kevin Hayes
4Viktor Stalberg
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
3Dan Girardi
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Raphael Diaz
8Chris Summers
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta