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30. 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.

Nash would also play for the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins would accrue 437 Goals over his NHL career.  Internationally, he was a two time Gold Medalist for Canada in the Olympics (2010 & 2014) and would also in Gold at the World Hockey Championship (2007).

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 2021
  • Position: Left Wing
  • Played For: Boston Bruins, Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers
  • Non-NHL Teams: Team Canada (Olympics 2006, 2010 & 2014; World Hockey Championships 2005, 2007, 2008 & 2012)
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (2007 & 2008)
    Maurice “Rocket” Richard (2004)
    Most Goals per Game (2004)
    Stanley Cup Rings (None)
    Olympic Gold Medal (2) (Canada, 2010 & 2014)
    World Hockey Championship Gold Medal (1) (Canada, 2007)
    World Hockey Championship Silver Medal (2) (Canada, 2005 & 2007)

Should Rick Nash be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 37.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 25%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 37.5%
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