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Rick Nash | Winger | #61

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/16/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 212
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (1) / CLM
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Rick Nash won't play in Saturday's match with Ottawa due to an undisclosed ailment.

Nash has been day-to-day with "bumps and bruises", but is expected to be ready for the playoffs.
Apr 8 - 12:14 PM

Rick Nash (undisclosed) won't play Wednesday.

He didn't skate Tuesday for maintenance purposes. Nash is day-to-day with "bumps and bruises." He is expected to be fine for the start of the playoffs.
Apr 4 - 1:47 PM

Rick Nash scored his 22nd goal of the season in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

Nash opened the scoring just 5:54 into the game, but the Rangers just couldn't hang on. He finished the game with a plus-2 rating, two penalty minutes and two shots on goal in 15:12 of ice time. Nash has now found the back of the net in each of his last four contests. He's up to 37 points in 63 games this season.
Mar 27 - 10:05 AM

Rick Nash scored his 20th goal of the season in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders.

Nash's goal at the 6:36 mark of the second period gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead, but they watched as the Islanders scored back-to-back in the third period. After going nine games without a goal, Nash has now found the back of the net in back-to-back games. He's up to 35 points in 61 games in 2016-17. The Rangers have now lost seven consecutive games on home ice.
Mar 22 - 11:21 PM

Rick Nash scored a power play goal in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils.

Nash tied the game at two early in the third period, which allowed New York to come away with the overtime point. The goal also put an end to his nine-game goalless drought. Nash finished the game with two shots on goal in 17:56 of ice time. He has 19 goals and 34 points in 60 games this season. Oscar Lindberg also scored for the Rangers.
Mar 21 - 10:23 PM

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4David Desharnais
5Cristoval Nieves
6Lias Andersson
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LW1Chris Kreider
2Michael Grabner
3Jimmy Vesey
4Matt Puempel
5Ryan Gropp
RW1Mats Zuccarello
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3Pavel Buchnevich
4Jesper Fast
5Malte Stromwall
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Brady Skjei
4Brendan Smith
5Anthony DeAngelo
6Marc Staal
7Nick Holden
8Steven Kampfer
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Ondrej Pavelec