Be A Player: Rewind | Rick Nash

Originally aired March 17, 2004, then-sophomore standout, Rick Nash (who is currently 15 NHL seasons strong) showcases his lacrosse skills!


312th NHL player to reach 1,000 NHL games (Oct. 26 2017)
Columbus Blue Jackets franchise records: 289 goals, 258 assists, 547 points
2008-09 NHL Foundation Player Award winner
2003-04 Maurice Richard Trophy winner
6x NHL All-Star (2004, ’07, ’08, ’09, ’11, ’15)

The year was 2004, the host was Brett Lindros, an the player was (and still is) Rick Nash, who is currently in his 15th NHL campaign.

Originally aired March 17, 2004, this Be A Player: Rewind episode features the then-sophomore standout, and as it turns out, very skilled lacrosse player! Nash and Lindros take a tour through the Ohio State University Buckeye's athletic facility, and suit up for a little skills competition.

Then and Now

Nash was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets first overall in 2002. With the team, Nash became the youngest player to receive the Maurice Richard Trophy for his 2003-04 campaign, though Steven Stamkos came close (having been born approximately 4 months before Nash) when he also won the trophy as a 19-year-old in 2009-10. The Brampton, Ontario-born winger spent nine seasons with the club while securing franchise records in goals (289), assists (258), and points (547) before being traded to the New York Rangers July 23, 2012.

Since joining the Rangers, Nash became the 312th NHL player to reach 1,000 NHL games Oct. 26 2017, solidifying his status as one of the most durable forwards in the game.

Full Be A Player: Rewind series here