Rick Nash hangs up his skates

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The attacker Rick Nash is forced to announce his retirement from hockey.

This was confirmed to the agency that represents him, Top Shelf Hockey, Friday morning.

34-year-old Nash had started the last season with the New York Rangers before moving on to the Boston Bruins, by means of a transaction, in February 2018. Nash has also worn the colours of the Blue Jackets of Columbus during his long career in the national hockey League.

In 1060 regular season games, Nash has scored 805 points, including 437 goals. He also took part in 89 meetings during the playoffs, amassing 46 points.

A native of Brampton, Ontario, Nash had been the first choice in total during the draft, 2002. He had been selected by the Blue Jackets, in front of goalie Kari Lehtonen and defenceman Jay Bouwmeester. Nash remains, to this day, the best pointer of the vintage 2002.