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Rick Nash

Rick Nash  #61

New York Rangers  Left Wing
NUMBER: 61 BIRTHDATE: June 16, 1984  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Brampton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: CBJ / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (1st overall)
<span class="txt18Strg">All-Star Profile </span><br /> <br /> <a href="#quick"><b>QUICK FACTS</b></a><br /> <a href="#he"><b>HE SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#they"><b>THEY SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#news"><b>IN THE NEWS</b></a><br /> <a href="#video"><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b></a><br /> <br /> <a name="quick"></a><b>QUICK FACTS</b><br /> In last year's All-Star game he scored an unassisted goal 12 seconds into the game, the fastest-ever goal from the start of an All-Star Game. His goal eclipsed the previous record of 19 seconds, scored by Ted Lindsay for the Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings in a 7-1 win over the NHL All-Stars at Detroit's Olympia Stadium on Oct. 8, 1950. <br /> <br /> With his second period goal in 2008, he became the first player to score two or more goals in consecutive All-Star Games (recorded 2-2-4 in 2007) and with his third period goal, he recorded the 15th hat trick in All-Star Game history. <br /> <br /> At age 19, he was the youngest player in history to lead the League in goals (41). His goal total in 2003-04 tied him for the lead with Calgary's Jarome Iginla and Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk. <br /> <br /> Was just the eighth first overall draft choice to score a goal in his first NHL game (Oct. 10, 2002 vs. Chicago) and was the first number one selection to accomplish this feat in the same year he was drafted since Mario Lemieux in 1984. <br /> <br /> Has participated in the last three World Championships for Team Canada (2005, 2007, 2008), helping Canada win gold with his MVP performance of 11 points (6-5--11) in 2007. Was named to the All-Tournament Team for the second consecutive year with 13 points (6-7--13) in 2008, winning a silver medal. <br /> <br /> <a name="he"></a><b>HE SAID IT</b><br /> On embracing his role as captain: &quot;Growing up, I've always been kind of a quiet captain. You look around the League, guys like Yzerman and Sakic, they speak up when it's needed and sometimes that's more meaningful. Obviously being a captain in minor hockey and being a captain for an NHL franchise is a bit different, but some of the best advice I've gotten is be yourself - that's how you got there, by being yourself. And no one wants to see you change because of the letter on your jersey -- that's kind of the road I'm going to take.&quot; <br /> <br /> On being a young captain: &quot;I think it's important to have a young captain on our team. We've got a lot of young guys that I have a lot in common with and they can kind of feel comfortable and come to me and talk. And I think I've earned the older guys' respect where, even though I'm a younger captain, they still respect what I've done and what I'm going to do.&quot; <br /> <br /> On his idols growing up: &quot;Growing up 20 minutes north of Toronto, it was always a Leaf - always watching Doug Gilmour and Mats Sundin, they were probably my two favorites in my era. I also always loved Steve Yzerman - being Canadian and things like that. Those were the guys that I always pretended to be in road hockey.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="they"></a><b>THEY SAID IT</b><br /> Detroit Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom: &quot;He's an impact player. He's a guy that gets going a lot. He's got real good speed and good vision, too. He doesn't throw the puck away. He's hanging on to the puck and waiting for plays. He can do it on his own, too. He can bring the puck up the ice and beat a few guys with his stick handling abilities.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="news"></a><b>IN THE NEWS</b><br /> <a href="">Nash has sights set on postseason</a><br /> <a href="">'The Goal' only partially defines Nash</a> <br /> <br /> <a name="video"></a><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b><br /> <a href=";id=22601">My First Goal</a><br /> <a href=";id=20549">Behind the Scenes making NHL 2K9</a><br /> <br /> <span class="txt14Strg">Career All-Star Game Statistics </span> <div id="asstatsbox" style="border: 1px solid rgb(161, 161, 161); margin: 4px 0px; padding: 0px; float: left; width: 660px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <table width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" border="0" class="asstat"> <tbody> <tr class="headrw"> <td>SEASON</td> <td>TEAM</td> <td>Score</td> <td>R</td> <td align="center">GP</td> <td align="center">G</td> <td align="center">A</td> <td align="center">PTS</td> <td align="center">+/-</td> <td align="center">PIM</td> <td align="center">PP</td> <td align="center">SH</td> <td align="center">GW</td> <td align="center">SOG</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2003-04</td> <td>West</td> <td>4-6</td> <td>L</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">-1</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center" class="right">3</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2006-07</td> <td>West</td> <td>12-9</td> <td>W</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">2</td> <td align="center">2</td> <td align="center">4</td> <td align="center">3</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center" class="right">6</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2007-08</td> <td>West</td> <td>7-8</td> <td>L</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">3</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">3</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center" class="right">7</td> </tr> <tr class="totrw"> <td colspan="4">All-Star Totals</td> <td align="center">3</td> <td align="center">5</td> <td align="center">2</td> <td align="center">7</td> <td align="center">3</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center" class="right">16</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <script type="text/javascript">jQuery(function(){ jQuery('#asstatsbox').corner('6px'); });</script>
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We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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