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Rick Nash

Rick Nash  #61

New York Rangers  Left Wing
NUMBER: 61 BIRTHDATE: June 16, 1984  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Brampton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: CBJ / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (1st overall)
NHL Foundation Player Award 2008-2009
Maurice Richard Trophy 2003-2004
ENTERING THE 2015-16 SEASON: - Is the only NHL player who has registered 20 or more goals in each of the last 11 seasons - Ranks third in the NHL in EVG (69) and SOG (738), is tied for third in SHG (seven), ranks fourth in games with a goal (73), is tied for fourth in G/GP (min. 100 GP - 0.47), and ranks eighth in goals (89) since he joined the Rangers in 2012-13; is the only NHL player who ranks eighth or higher in all of those categories over the span - Leads the NHL in 5-on-5 goals per 20 minutes of ice time (min. 100 GP) since 2012-13 (0.50) 2014-15 NOTES: - Established career-highs in goals (42), plus/minus rating (plus-29), and EVG (32) - Led the NHL in EVG, ranked second in G/GP (0.53), games with a goal (35), and SOG (304), tied for second in SHG (four) and SHP (five), ranked third in goals, tied for third in GWG (eight), and ranked sixth in plus/minus rating and takeaways (74); was the only player to rank sixth or higher in the NHL in all of those categories
OHL All-Rookie Team (2001) OHL Rookie of the Year (2001) CHL All-Rookie Team (2001) NHL All-Rookie Team (2003) Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy (2004) (tied with Jarome Iginla and Ilya Kovalchuk) NHL Foundation Player Award (2009) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015) Signed as a free agent by Davos (Swiss), August 3, 2004. Traded to NY Rangers by Columbus with Steven Delisle and Columbus' 3rd round choice (Pavel Buchnevich) in 2013 Entry Draft for Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Tim Erixon and NY Rangers' 1st round choice (Kerby Rychel) in 2013 Entry Draft, July 23, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Davos (Swiss), September 18, 2012.
Quote of the Day

I spent a long summer thinking about that playoff series and what could have been. [The Blackhawks] ended up being the Stanley Cup champions, so we know we lost to a very good team. It's tough to know how close we were, and it motivates us for this year.

— Nashville captain Shea Weber in an interview with the Predators website