Rangers President and GM Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired forward Rick Nash, defenseman Steven Delisle and a conditional third round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft from the Blue Jackets in exchange for forwards Artem Anisimov and Brandon Dubinsky, defenseman Tim Erixon and a first round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Nash, 28, is the co-winner of the 2004 Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the League's goal-scoring leader, and a two-time 40-goal scorer (2003-04, 2008-09). The first overall pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft is a five-time NHL All-Star (2003-04, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11) and a two-time Olympian (2006, 2010) with Canada.
Nash has skated in 674 career regular season contests in nine seasons with Columbus, registering 289 goals and 258 assists for 547 points, along with 568 penalty minutes. He departs Columbus as the franchise's all-time leader in several statistical categories, including: games played (674), goals (289), assists (258), points (547), power play goals (83), power play points (182), game-winning goals (44), shorthanded goals (14), hat tricks (five), shots on goal (2,278), multi-goal games (46), and multi-point games (136).
Via Press Release
Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers, Official Trade
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