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Rick Nash | Winger | #61

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/16/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (1) / CLM
Contract: view contract details

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Rick Nash had a goal and an assist Saturday.
Nash scored into the empty net as earlier he set up Jimmy Vesey on the power play. Nash now has a couple of goals and three points as he was struggling in the early going. A lot of poolies are down on Nash after a 15 goal, 36 point season last year but he did find the back of the net 42 times the previous season so don't necessarily jump to conclusions yet. Oct 23 - 9:10 AM

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The New York Rangers have named Rick Nash as an alternate captain.

Nash is joining Derek Stepan, Dan Girardi, and Marc Staal as one of the players wearing an 'A'. This will be his fifth season with the Rangers and Nash is a veteran of 922 NHL games overall. The more pressing concern though is if Nash can bounce back after being limited to 15 goals and 36 points in 60 games last season.
Oct 12 - 9:31 AM

After a rough 2015-16 campaign, Rick Nash feels he needs to earn his spot with the Rangers during training camp.

"I can’t speak for (others) but I know for me, as I get to the tail-end of my career, and you see these young guys come in with high expectations, you just know you have to prove yourself," Nash said. "Especially after the year I had last year, I’m here at camp to show that I belong on this team. For me I truly feel that way. You look at the numbers and we have so many forwards and you know that there’s going to be big moves that are going to be made. For me, I want to be a Ranger, I want to be in New York, so that’s all I’m worried about." Nash had just 15 goals and 36 points in 60 contests last season. At the age of 32, he's not so old that a big bounce back campaign would be shocking, but it's not a safe bet.
Sep 24 - 6:29 AM

The Rangers are "willing" to trade Rick Nash "under the right circumstances," according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

Well, that’s one way to get the offseason hot stove ignited. Friedman says that "there seems to be a little smoke to this one" and that he thinks the Rangers have been asked about trading Nash, who has a $7.8 million cap hit for the next two seasons. He has a list of 12 teams he'd OK a trade to. Nash had 15 goals and 36 points in 60 games, but he played hurt and New York believes it affected his production. It will be an interesting offseason for the Rangers, and this is just one story line to watch.
May 21 - 9:50 PM

Rick Nash finished his postseason with a strong effort in Saturday's Game 5.

Nash collected at least a point in four of the five games, including an opening-minute goal in Game 5. He finished with two goals and four points.
Apr 23 - 6:03 PM

Rick Nash scored in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Nash opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal just 39 seconds into the second period. Unfortunately for the Rangers, that's the only puck they'd be able to get by Pens goalie Matt Murray. Nash has one goal and three points in the first three games of the series. The Rangers are down 2-1 in the series with Game 4 going Thursday night at MSG.
Apr 19 - 10:32 PM

Rick Nash recorded an assist in a 5-2 loss to Pittsburgh in Game 1 Wednesday night.

Nash is coming off of a disappointing regular season where he scored 10 goals and 33 points in 61 contests. The Rangers will likely need significantly more out of him now if they are to have a lengthy playoff run. The fact that Nash got a point on Wednesday is obviously a good start, though a best case scenario for the Rangers would involve Nash getting hot from a goal scoring perspective.
Source: NY Post
Apr 14 - 8:54 AM

Rick Nash has scored three goals in his last five games.

Nash returned to action 10 games ago and was pointless in five games before the current scoring streak. He has 15 goals and 36 points in 55 games and should be worthy of a high pick in playoff pools if you think the Rangers are going deep into the playoffs.
Apr 2 - 10:38 AM

Rick Nash is fine to play on Wednesday night.

He sat out Tuesday's practice because of some leg soreness, but he took part in the "extras" morning skate on Wednesday. Kevin Hayes or Oscar Lindberg may be scratched because Nash is OK to go.
Mar 23 - 3:48 PM

Rick Nash's goal on Monday may mark a turning point after returning from a left leg bone bruise.

Nash had no points and a minus-three rating in five games since returning going into Monday's contest. "It’s no secret it’s been a grind the first five games after a long time away," said Nash. "Each game I’m just trying to do something to help the team and trying to fit in and get better…As far as putting pressure on myself, I put tons of pressure on myself to perform. When things don’t go the way you want, it’s frustrating but eight weeks is a long time to be off the ice. The way I see it, it’s one game. I’ve got to put a string of these games together." He has 13 goals and 34 points in 51 contests this season.
Mar 22 - 9:50 AM

Left winger Rick Nash scored his first goal of 2016 during the New York Rangers' 4-2 triumph over the visiting Florida Panthers Monday night.

It was Nash's 13th goal of the season and first point in six games since returning from a left-leg injury that kept him out for 20 games from Jan. 24-March 8. Forwards Viktor Stalberg (ninth), Mats Zuccarello (23rd) and Tanner Glass (fourth) also notched goals for the Rangers. They received only two goals from forwards during their three-game California road trip last week. Defenseman Kevin Klein posted two assists Wednesday and now has 12 on the season.
Mar 21 - 10:18 PM

Rick Nash has struggled to score since his return to the lineup from a left leg bone bruise.

He doesn't have a point in five games and he has 14 shots. "The first five games definitely have been a struggle for me personally," Nash said. "It's tough to find your timing and it's tough to find your speed. Ten weeks is a long time. It's hard but I've got to try and stay positive and I've got to try and help the team out somehow." Nash is slated to play with Derick Brassard and Jesper Fast on Monday night against Florida.
Mar 21 - 4:46 PM

Rick Nash compiled 17:03 in his second game since returning to the lineup.

Nash is not having the easiest return to the New York Rangers lineup. The 31 year-old figures he is still fighting the puck. "It was a little better in this one, but it was still those little plays [I couldn’t finish]," said Nash, "The cardio and legs are fine. Timing is the hardest thing to find." He led the team in the shots category with six in his second game back after missing the previous 20 contests.
Source: NY Post
Mar 14 - 9:23 AM

Rick Nash played 17:12 in his return to lineup on Saturday.

Nash missed 20 games because of the injury and although he didn't pick up a point in his return, he was still heavily involved in the game. "I was trying to find that competitiveness again," Nash said. "It was 7½-8 weeks, whatever it was, that’s a long time to miss. So I’m gonna have to work extra hard at finding all aspects of the game. … It felt like my hands were about a second behind what my mind’s thinking and what I want to do." He skated on a line with Viktor Stalberg and Eric Staal.
Mar 13 - 10:21 AM

Rick Nash will make his long awaited return Saturday afternoon against Detroit.

Nash will skate to the left of Eric Staal and Viktor Stalberg. Prior to his leg injury Nash had posted 12 goals and 33 points in 45 games thus far.
Mar 12 - 12:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derek Stepan
2Mika Zibanejad
3Kevin Hayes
4Josh Jooris
5Oscar Lindberg
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Michael Grabner
4Jimmy Vesey
5Brandon Pirri
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Jesper Fast
4Pavel Buchnevich
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Dan Girardi
3Kevin Klein
4Marc Staal
5Nick Holden
6Adam Clendening
7Brady Skjei
8Dylan McIlrath
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta