Rick Nash is a Canadian left winger on the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Nash was drafted first overall by Columbus in 2002. Nash nearly won the Calder trophy in his rookie season, with 17 goals and 39 points. The next year he tied for the NHL lead with 41 goals scored. In 2007-08, he had his best NHL season to date, with 38 goals and 69 points. He was named team captain in 2008. He has been an All Star 3 times, in 2004, 2007 and 2008.
Nash won a gold medal with Team Canada at the World Hockey Championships in 2007, and was named the tournament MVP, after scoring six goals and 11 points. He also won silver medals at the 2005 and 2008 tournaments, as well as a silver medal at the 2002 World Junior Championships.