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Rick Nash Jersey Retirement
March 5, 2022
Ceremony and tv/radio coverage to begin at 5:30 PM EST

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There’s Only One 61

On Saturday, March 5 the Blue Jackets and the 5th Line celebrate one of the very best to ever play the game, Rick Nash.

Rick arrived in Columbus as the first overall pick of the 2002 NHL Draft. The NHL’s youngest player on the NHL’s youngest franchise.

Over the next 10 years, the kid from Brampton, Ontario would become the youngest player in NHL history to lead the league in goals. A perennial All-Star. An Olympic gold medalist. A World Championship Tournament MVP. He grew up in our city. He was the face of our franchise. He was our captain. He helped put Columbus on the map in the hockey world. He was a force on the ice. A rare combination of strength and grace. He was selfless in the community. Approachable and humble. He exemplifies everything we want in a Blue Jacket.

When we think 61, we think Rick Nash. He was the first player in team history to wear the number. Tonight ensures he will be the only one to do so.

Thank you, Rick.
Forever a Blue Jacket.
Forever 61.

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Rick Nash By The Numbers

289 Goals
547 Points
258 Assists
674 Games

Rick Nash Legacy

  • All-star 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015 (NYR)
  • CBJ All-Time Leader Goals, Assists, Points, Games, PPG, GWG
  • Finalist Calder Memorial Trophy

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Nash is the franchise’s all-time leader in games played, goals, assists and points as he registered 289 goals and 258 assists for 547 points with 568 penalty minutes in 674 games from 2002-12.

The club’s captain from 2008-12, he represented the Blue Jackets at five All-Star Games and won a Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy and the NHL Foundation Player Award during his nine seasons with the club.

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During his time as a player, Rick was a part of many memorable moments both on and off the ice. We all have our favorite memories of Rick. What was yours?

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Rick Nash Collection

The Rick Nash Collection features the widest selection of Rick Nash apparel and memorabilia.

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