Gretzky said, "let me tell you, this Rick Nash, he's a really good player. When you have a hard-working team like the Rangers, with guys like Callahan, and you bring in the most talented guy and he works as hard as those guys it goes through your room like it's infectious. That's one thing Nash does, he's a good player and he works his rear end off every day."
Gretzky chose Nash to play in the 2006 Olympics and acted as an adviser to Steve Yzerman who was picked the players in 2010.
Brian Leetch told NHL.com,"like Torts says he is the real deal."