Will be playing for Canada for the sixth time in his career -- won a gold medal at the 2007 World Championship; and silver medals at the 2008 and 2005 World Championships as well as the 2002 World Junior Championship.
Was the youngest player on the 2006 Canadian Olympic team (21).
Was named MVP of the 2007 World Championship, playing on a Canadian line that featured Shane Doan and Matthew Lombardi and combined to score 17 of the team's 41 goals in the tournament. Scored one of the great goals in Canadian hockey history in the gold medal game against Finland. With the Finns pressing for the tying goal late in the third period, trailing by a 3-2 score, Nash clinched the contest with a great one-handed deke of goalie Kari Lehtonen while defenseman Pekka Saravo tried to haul him down.
Was also a member of tournament All-Star Team in 2008.
Played on Canada's top line at the 2005 World Championship with Joe Thornton and Simon Gagne.
For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.
— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday