Longtime NHL winger Rick Nash hangs up his skates

Rick Nash has announced his retirement from professional hockey at 34 years-old.

“Due to unresolved issues from the concussion sustained last March, Rick Nash will be forced to retire from the game of hockey.”

The former first overall pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft spent the majority of his career with the Columbus Blue Jackets amassing 437 goals and 805 points in 1,060 games. His time in the NHL spanned over eleven seasons between Columbus, The New York Rangers and the Boston Bruins.

Top Shelf Hockey, which represents Nash, released a statement regarding the reason for his decision to call it quits.

“Due to unresolved issues from the concussion sustained last March, Rick Nash will be forced to retire from the game of hockey.” The statement says.

During his career, Nash won a gold medal at the World Hockey Championships in 2007 and the Olympics in 2014 representing Team Canada.

Austin Lee

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