9/8/17 | Nash said on Friday that he always wants to have the "best year possible" and that he understands he is playing for another contract. (Newsday)
Nash finished last season with 23 goals and 18 assists and a points per game of .57, the lowest of his career since his rookie season.
He is in the last year of his contract and has said that he would like to remain with the Rangers past this season.
Nash played with a knee injury in the playoffs this past year.
Projections for Nash this season have him:
- Sports Forecaster: 26 goals ,22 assists
- The Hockey News: 20 goals, 18 assists
- McKeens: 18 goals, 22 assists
McKeens has Nash finishing 9th on the team in points.
Nash said that when he was younger he would first get on the ice in August but now as an older player he gets on the ice in June as a way to keep his skills and "tools" sharper. (NYR)
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Adam Rotter: Nash will have an interesting role this season depending on his health and if any of the Rangers other wingers take a big step forward and need more ice time. Nash can be effective in many different roles, especially at both ends of the ice, and if it happens that someone like a Jimmy Vesey or Pavel Buchnevich need more ice time, putting Nash onto the third line would likely be a big match up advantage for the Rangers at 5 on 5. Still, Nash can be an offensive threat and still has excellent hands around the net if he gets an opportunity.