May 9, 1989 |
Consort, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||173 lb (78 kg; 12 st 5 lb)|
|NHL team||Carolina Hurricanes|
|NHL Draft||21st overall, 2007
Riley Nash (born May 9, 1989) is a Canadian ice hockey forward who is currently playing for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League. He was originally selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round, 21st overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
In his first full junior season with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in 2006–07 he scored 84 points in 55 games to finish as the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Top Scorer, Rookie of the Year and the teams MVP. Although Nash was drafted by the Oilers, he decided against signing with them. He instead went on to play college hockey at Cornell University, where he was a linemate of current Ottawa Senators' forward Colin Greening. As was the case at Salmon Arm, Riley played at Cornell with his older brother Brendon, a defenseman. In his freshman year with the Big Red, he was selected as the Cornell University Hockey Rookie of the Year and to the 2007–08 College Hockey News All-Rookie Team.
On June 26, 2010, the Oilers traded his rights to the Carolina Hurricanes for the 46th pick (Martin Marincin) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. On July 19, 2010, Nash signed a 3-year entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes, foregoing his final year of eligibility at Cornell. On December 23, 2011, Nash tallied his first NHL point as an assist with Carolina on Andreas Nodl's goal against the Ottawa Senators, and he scored his first NHL goal against the Florida Panthers on March 2, 2013.
|2004–05||Salmon Arm Silverbacks||BCHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Salmon Arm Silverbacks||BCHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Salmon Arm Silverbacks||BCHL||55||38||46||84||87||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|BCHL Interior Conference Rookie of the Year||2006–07|
|All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team||2007–08|
|ECAC Rookie of the Year||2007–08|
|Ivy League Hockey Rookie of the Year||2007–08|
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||2008–09|
|All-ECAC Hockey Third Team||2009–10|
|ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team||2010|||
Riley has a brother, Brendon, who plays for the Hartford Wolf Pack in the AHL, and two sisters.
- "Hurricanes sign Riley Nash to three-year deal". National Hockey League. 2010-07-19. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
- "All-Tournament Honors" (PDF). ECAC Hockey. Retrieved 2014-05-12.
- Riley Nash's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Riley Nash's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year
|Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick