Jan. 11 (Bulletinstandard) — Former NHL ahead and Columbus Blue Jackets nice Rick Nash retired from the NHL on Friday after 15 seasons.

Nash’s representatives from High Shelf Hockey launched an announcement on his behalf. The discharge cited Nash’s most up-to-date concussion whereas taking part in for the Boston Bruins final March as the principle purpose for his retirement.

The 34-year-old ahead opted to take a seat out the 2018 season within the hopes of bettering his well being and did not signal a contract as a free agent this previous offseason.

“As a result of unresolved points/signs from the concussion sustained final March, Rick Nash will likely be compelled to retire from the sport of hockey,” representatives from High Shelf Hockey said in a tweet. “Underneath the recommendation of his medical workforce, the danger of additional mind damage is much too nice if Rick returns to play. Rick want to thank everybody who has supported him throughout this tough time interval.”

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Nash completed his NHL profession with 805 factors (437 targets and 368 assists) in 1,060 video games, and had eight seasons as a 30-goal scorer. He frolicked with the New York Rangers, Blue Jackets and Bruins in his skilled profession.

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Nash had nice success with the Blue Jackets, who chosen him with the No. 1 general choose within the 2002 NHL Draft. He leads the franchise in video games performed (674), targets scored (289), assists (258) and factors (547).

Nash was a six-time All-Star, with 5 of these coming as a member of the Blue Jackets. He scored a franchise-record 41 targets within the 2003-04 season.

“I’d say he put Columbus on the map for hockey,” present Blue Jackets ahead Cam Atkinson informed the workforce’s official web site. “He is had an unbelievable profession and he did so much for this franchise.”

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Columbus traded Nash to the Rangers previous to the 2012-13 season. He performed in 375 video games with New York and tallied 145 targets and 107 assists.

The Rangers moved on from Nash and traded him to Boston halfway via the 2017-18 season. Nash performed in 11 video games and had six factors (three targets and three assists) with the Bruins earlier than his concussion points sidelined him.

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