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Richard McLaren Nash is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger currently an alternate captain for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League .

Rick Nash
Rick Nash Rangers.jpg
Nash with the Rangers during the 2014 playoffs
Born (1984-06-16) June 16, 1984 (age 32)
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 219 lb (99 kg; 15 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
New York Rangers
Columbus Blue Jackets
HC Davos
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 1st overall, 2002
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2002–present

Richard McLaren Nash (born June 16, 1984) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger currently an alternate captain for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Drafted out of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) by the Columbus Blue Jackets first overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Nash played with the London Knights for two seasons, earning the Emms Family Award in 2001 as the League's Rookie of the Year. He began his NHL career with the Blue Jackets the season immediately following his draft, in 2002–03, and was nominated for the Calder Trophy as NHL Rookie of the Year. In his second NHL season, Nash scored 41 goals to tie with Jarome Iginla and Ilya Kovalchuk for the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the NHL goal-scoring champion. Nash is also a five-time NHL All-Star and has been awarded the NHL Foundation Player Award in the 2008–09 for his work in the community.

Internationally, Nash has represented Team Canada extensively, with whom he has won one gold and two silver medals at the World Championships, and two gold medals at the Winter Olympics in 2010 and 2014. Additionally, he has represented Canada at the 2002 World Junior Championships, helping the team to a silver medal, and also competed for Canada in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

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