Rick Nash has enjoyed great success in a Canadian uniform, winning both Olympic and world championship gold.
In his second Olympic appearance at Vancouver 2010, Nash helped Canada win gold on home ice after the disappointing seventh place finish at Turin 2006. He had made his IIHF World Championship debut in 2005 when Canada captured silver. In 2007, he scored six goals and five assists to be named MVP of the IIHF World Championship as Canada won the gold medal. In 2008, he contributed six goals and seven assists as Canada won silver on home ice in Quebec City.
Nash served as the Canadian captain at the 2011 World Championship, almost a decade after he won silver at the 2002 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Getting to know…
Parents Jamie and Liz … Has one brother, James … Nickname is Nasher … Favourite book: Of Mice and Men … Also played baseball, volleyball and lacrosse growing up … Would be a police officer if he wasn’t playing hockey … Started playing hockey at age five … Favourite TV shows: Seinfeld, Family Guy… Favourite movie: The Shawshank Redemption…
|2006 Turin||Olympic Winter Games||Ice Hockey||Men||7|
|2010 Vancouver||Olympic Winter Games||Ice Hockey||Men||Gold|
|2014 Sochi||Olympic Winter Games||Ice Hockey||Men||Gold|
Notable International Results
IIHF World Championships: 2011 - 5th; 2008 - SILVER; 2007 - GOLD; 2005 - SILVER
2010 and 2014 Olympic Champion... 2007 World Champion... Selected first overall in 2002 NHL Entry Draft... 2003-04 Maurice Richard Trophy co-winner as NHL leading goal scorer...