The end of an era.
Former Columbus Blue Jacket winger Rick Nash has retired after playing in the NHL for 15 years.
In a message from his agent, a concussion that he suffered last March is cited as the reason for his retirement. During the summer of 2018, Nash met with the Blue Jackets about the possibility of playing.
Statement on behalf of client Rick Nash: pic.twitter.com/DekEvhSevy
— Top Shelf Hockey (@Topshelf_TSSM) January 11, 2019
The legendary forward left an indelible mark on the Blue Jackets leading the franchise in multiple categories. He ends his career having played 1060 games pitching in 437 goals and 368 assists for a total of 805 points.
547 of those points came with Columbus. He currently holds the franchise mark in games played, goals, assists, points, power-play goals, short-handed goals, game-winning goals and shots.
Columbus is getting more and more great players in their ranks but no one has contributed to the legacy of the team like Rick Nash.
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