Most girls already know Rick Nash as the hottie on the Jackets...but he is so much more than that. Rick is our heart and soul player. He has the potential to be the best player on the team. When Ken Hitchcock took over the team last season, he changed Rick and starting developing him as, "a more complete player." A player who can play on the power play and the penalty kill. Having Rick on the penalty kill proved to be a blessing when he scored a short-handed goal against the New York Rangers on February 24th.
Rick Nash was born on June 16, 1984, in Brampton, Ontario. Rick played 2 seasons with the London Knights, playing 112 games, registering 138 points (63 goals 75 assists) and 144 Penalty Minutes. In 2002 Nash was drafted first overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets. In his first season with the Jackets he had 17 goals and 22 assists. Then, in the 2003-2004 season he scored 41 goals, and won the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy. The year of the lock out he played in the Swiss-A League for Davos playing alongside Joe Thornton. Now, Rick wears the 'A' on his jersey and is one of the teams leaders. He has played 4 seasons in the NHL. In a total of 283 games he has 116 goals 91 assists (201 points) and 289 penalty minutes.