RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired forward Riley Nash from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Ottawa’s second-round pick, 46th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Nash, 21, completed his third season at Cornell University in 2009-10, scoring 12 goals and earning 23 assists (35 points) in 30 games. The Consort, Alb., native has scored 37 goals and earned 65 assists (102 points) in 102 collegiate games in his three seasons with the Big Red. Nash (6’1”, 175 lbs.), was selected by the Oilers in the first round, 21st overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.