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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 two goals and one assist in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
After going 12 games without scoring a goal, Nash has now scored four goals in his last two contests. He opened the scoring at the 1:24 mark of the first period. His second tally of the night gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead in the third frame. Nash also collected an assist on Pavel Buchnevich's game-winning goal. He finished the game with a plus-3 rating and three shots on goal in 15:36 of ice time. The Rangers forward now has 13 goals and 10 assists in 46 games this season. Jan 18 - 10:20 PM

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The Rangers are hopeful that Rick Nash's two-goal game on Tuesday is a sign of things to come.

"He knows that we need him to score, get on the scoresheet," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said on Wednesday. "He puts a lot of pressure on himself, but I’m very confident yesterday is a step in the right direction for him and our group." We remain skeptical though that Nash's strong showing on Tuesday was the beginning of a strong second half. Even after that contest, Nash has just 11 goals and 20 points in 45 games this season and he hasn't even crossed the 40-point milestone since 2014-15. He's in the last season of his contract so perhaps that will provide him with some extra motivation down the stretch, but we're certainly not looking for big things out of Nash.
Source: NY Post
Jan 18 - 10:10 AM

Rick Nash scored twice in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Nash scored a breakaway goal at the 6:30 mark of the first period before extending the Rangers' lead to 5-1 late in the second frame. The goals finally put an end to Nash's 12-game goalless drought. He finished the game with a plus-2 rating and seven shots on goal in 16:29 of ice time. Nash now has 11 goals and 20 points in 45 games this season. His days of being relevant in standard fantasy leagues are over. J.T. Miller, Paul Carey and Michael Grabner also scored for the Rangers in the victory.
Jan 16 - 10:07 PM

Rick Nash went into New York's bye week on a 10-game pointless drought.

Nash has recorded just nine markers in 42 games this season. He had 23 goals and 38 points in 67 matches last year. Nash has been getting his chances in 2017-18 and he has amassed 128 shots, but he hasn't been able to break through yet.
Jan 8 - 4:45 PM

Rick Nash will move up to the first power-play unit while Chris Kreider (blood clot) is sidelined.

There's no timetable for Kreider yet, but it's a long-term injury. Nash has nine goals and 17 points in 37 contests this season with just two of those points coming with the man advantage. With that in mind, it will be interesting to see if Nash's increased role leads to him improving significantly offensively.
Source: NY Post
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 04:51:00 AM

Rick Nash scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

With under 3:30 remaining in regulation, Nash stole the puck in the neutral zone, entered the Kings zone before beating Kings netminder Jonathan Quick to give New York a 3-2 lead. He's now found the back of the net twice in his last three games. The 33-year-old has nine goals and 17 points in 32 games this season. Chris Kreider, Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller also found the back of the net for the Rangers in the victory.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 09:43:00 PM

Rick Nash found the back of the net in Monday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Dallas Stars.

Nash's goal tied the game at one with under four minutes remaining in regulation time. It also put an end to his 10-game goalless drought. The Rangers forward now has eight goals and eight assists in 30 games. He's on pace to surpass the 20-goal mark, but his season has been pretty disappointing.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 10:38:00 PM

Rick Nash moved up to the first line in the third period Friday.

Nash replaced Pavel Buchnevich on a line with Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider with Buchnevich moving down to play alongside J.T. Miller and David Desharnais. We are not sure how long this will last, if at all, but it does give Nash a boost while slightly downgrading Buchnevich. Nash has seven goals and 11 points in 20 games, a pace that is about right these days for the 33-year-old.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 08:44:00 AM

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.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 11:45:00 PM

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.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 04:03:00 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.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 10:23:00 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.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 11:28:00 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
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 10:41:00 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.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 01:51:00 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.
Thu, May 11, 2017 02:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mika Zibanejad
2Kevin Hayes
3David Desharnais
4Peter Holland
5Daniel Catenacci
6Vinni Lettieri
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
5Tony DeAngelo
6Marc Staal
7Nick Holden
8Steven Kampfer
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Ondrej Pavelec