May 9, 1989 |
Consort, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||173 lb (78 kg; 12 st 5 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Charlotte Checkers (AHL)
|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.
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.
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
|All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team||2007–08|
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||2008–09|
|All-ECAC Hockey Third Team||2009–10|
- 2006–07 Salmon Arm Silverbacks Top Scorer
- 2006–07 Salmon Arm Silverbacks Rookie of the Year
- 2006–07 Salmon Arm Silverbacks MVP
- 2006–07 BCHL Interior Conference Rookie of the Year
- 2007–08 Cornell University Hockey Rookie of the Year
- 2007–08 Ivy League Hockey Rookie of the Year
- 2007–08 ECAC Rookie of the Year
- 2007–08 College Hockey News All-Rookie Team
Riley has a brother, Brendon, who plays for the Hartford Wolf Pack in the AHL, and two sisters.
- 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