NHL Trade: New York Rangers Acquire Rick Nash From Columbus Blue Jackets
Bob McKenzie reports that the deal is official, the Columbus Blue Jackets will send Rick Nash, a conditional 3rd round pick and Steve Delisle to the New York Rangers in exchange for Brandon Dubinsky, Tim Erixon, Artem Anisimov and a first-round pick.
Multiple players are involved in the trade, according to Dreger, and contracts are being reviewed before the trade call is made.
Nash, who has been on the trading block since February, has been rumored to be going to the Rangers for several months. The Rangers are one of the six teams that Nash reportedly told Columbus GM Scott Howson that he would be willing to waive his no-trade clause to facilitate a trade.
Nash, 28, has 547 points in 674 NHL regular-season games. He was the No. 1 pick in the 2002 Draft and became the Columbus captain in 2008.
He holds the franchise records for goals, assists and games played.
One of the League’s top power forwards, Nash has competed in two Olympic games, winning a gold medal in 2010. He has also competed in four World Championships, winning three medals, including a gold in 2007.
Nash has six years remaining on a contract he signed with the Jackets in 2010 worth an average annual value of $7.8 million.
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