Biography:

Rick Nash has enjoyed great success in a Canadian uniform, winning two Olympic gold medals along with world championship title.

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 went on to to be a gold medallist at Sochi 2014.

Nash 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 Team Canada captain at the 2011 World Championship, almost a decade after he won silver at the 2002 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Nash announced his retirement on January 11, 2019, ending his NHL career with 1060 games played. In that time he recorded 437 goals and 368 assists while suiting up for the Columbus Blue Jackets (2002-12), New York Rangers (2012-18) and Boston Bruins (2017-18)

Getting to know…

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…