Riley Nash

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Riley Nash
Riley Nash 2013.jpg
Born (1989-05-09) May 9, 1989 (age 25)
Consort, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 173 lb (78 kg; 12 st 5 lb)
Position Center/Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team Carolina Hurricanes
NHL Draft 21st overall, 2007
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2010–present

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.

Background[edit]

Nash was born in Consort, Alberta and raised in Kamloops, British Columbia.[citation needed]

Playing career[edit]

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.[1] 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.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2007–08 Cornell University ECAC 36 12 20 32 28
2008–09 Cornell University ECAC 36 13 22 35 34
2009–10 Cornell University ECAC 30 12 24 36 39
2010–11 Charlotte Checkers AHL 79 14 18 32 26 16 1 3 4 16
2011–12 Charlotte Checkers AHL 58 8 12 20 26
2011–12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 5 0 1 1 2
2012–13 Charlotte Checkers AHL 51 13 24 37 20 5 1 2 3 0
2012–13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 32 4 5 9 8
2013–14 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 73 10 14 24 29
NHL totals 110 14 20 34 39

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
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 [2]

Personal life[edit]

Riley has a brother, Brendon, who plays for the Hartford Wolf Pack in the AHL, and two sisters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hurricanes sign Riley Nash to three-year deal". National Hockey League. 2010-07-19. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  2. ^ "All-Tournament Honors". ECAC Hockey. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Sean Backman
Brandon Wong
ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year
2007–08
Succeeded by
Jody O'Neill
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Alex Plante
Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick
2007
Succeeded by
Jordan Eberle