New York Rangers Honor Rick Nash For 1,000 Games In The NHL (Video)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Prior to the game between the New York Rangers and the Columbus Blue Jackets, Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers was honored for playing in his 1000th NHL game and is joined by John Davidson of the Blue Jackets (l) at Madison Square Garden on November 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rick Nash has been nothing but consistent during his NHL career and prior to the New York Rangers’ game, he was honored for that. 

Only the great ones get to 1,000 games in their career. Time to add another one to list with Rick Nash.

Nash has played parts of 15 seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers. He was the first overall pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

In nine seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Nash recorded 547 points (289 goals, 258 assists), becoming the face of the franchise. Columbus traded Nash to the Rangers in the summer of 2012 where Nash has been for the past six seasons.

With Nash in the picture, the Rangers made an appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals and back-to-back Eastern Conference Finals. Nash scored a career-high 42 goals with the Rangers in the 2014-15 season.

Although Nash isn’t off to the start he wanted this season, his overall game has been consistent as always. Nash scored a goal against the Florida Panthers on Saturday and the Rangers are hoping that goal is the start of something for the veteran.

Congratulations to Nash on this milestone and here’s to many more with the Rangers.

Dominick is a graduate of Canisius College. He has covered the Rangers for the last seven seasons and the Yankees for the last four.