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News Nash retires from National Hockey League after 15 seasons

Rick Nash Rick Nash announces retirement after 15 NHL seasons
Cary Erickson | 12 January, 2019, 15:57

"Rick would like to thank everyone who has supported him during this hard time period".

The 34-year-old was among the stars to move at the 2017-18 National Hockey League trade deadline, but played just 23 games for Boston and was largely ineffective in the playoffs.

"Due to unresolved issues/symptoms from the concussion sustained last March, Rick Nash will be forced to retire from the game of hockey", Nash's agent Joe Resnick announced on behalf of the player.

Paquette was not given a penalty on the play and didn't receive a suspension or fine from the National Hockey League. He returned for the Stanley Cup Playoffs and had five points (three goals, two assists) in 12 games. Boston was eliminated in the second round.

But in June it was reported that Nash would not be fielding free agent offers while he continued his concussion recovery, despite contracts being on the table.

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"I finally learned my lesson", said Barty, who had suffered two straight-sets defeats by Halep previous year . Belinda Bencic, conqueror of second seed Mihaela Buzarnescu in round one, dumped out Zoe Hives 6-2 6-4.

"I miss it; I love the game", Nash said in that interview. "But there's definitely a chance that I don't".

Nash suffered three known concussions in his career.

The Bruins spent big to get Nash, sending the Rangers forwards Ryan Spooner and Matt Beleskey, defense prospect Ryan Lindgren, and a pair of draft picks, including their first rounder last summer. Playing for the Blue Jackets, New York Rangers and Boston Bruins, Nash had 437 goals and 368 assists in 1,060 career games.

He was a franchise star with the Blue Jackets, but his tenure with the Rangers had its peaks and valleys, particularly due to inconsistency in the postseason, where Nash had 14 goals in 73 games. He also enjoyed incredible success on the worldwide stage, winning two Olympic gold medals for Canada and three silvers at the World Championship. He spent almost six seasons with the Rangers, making it to the Stanley Cup final in 2014 (losing to the Los Angeles Kings) and scoring a career-high 42 goals in 2014-15.