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Rick Nash

Rick Nash was the first overall pick in the 2002 NHL Draft and he would quickly prove to the Columbus Blue Jackets that they made a good selection.  As a sophomore Nash would put he puck in the net 41 times, which was enough to win the Maurice Richard trophy for the most Goals in a Season.  Nash would never win that award again but he would have seven more 30 Goal campaigns, two of which were at least 40.

Rick Nash Retires

We have a sudden retirement to talk about as Rick Nash has retired from professional hockey. In a statement from his agent the retirement stemmed from “unresolved issues from the concussion sustained last March”.  That was one of many concussions that Nash sustained over his career.

A six time All Star, Nash was the first overall pick in 2002 by the Columbus Blue Jackets and in his second season he would win the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Award as the leading goal scorer in the National Hockey League.  Nash played for Columbus for nine seasons and after his rookie season he never had less than 54 Points in a season and he was a 30 Goal scorer seven times.  

He would be traded to the New York Rangers but he was not as consistent a player but he did have a 69 Point season in 2014-15.  He would finish his professional career last season with Boston.  Nash would score 805 Points over his career and Internationally he was a two time Olympic Gold Medalist for Canada (2010 & 2014) and a World Hockey Championship Gold Medalist once in 2007.  

Nash will be eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2021 but is likely a fringe candidate.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Rick Nash on having a wonderful career and we wish him the best in his post playing career.

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