Jets sign F Riley Nash to one-year contract

WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Jets have clinched a one-year, $750,000 contract with forward Riley Nash, the team announced Saturday.

The 32-year-old played 37 games for the Columbus Blue Jackets last season, recording seven points (2G, 5A) and four penalty minutes.

He also played in a pair of playoff games for the Toronto Maple Leafs after being traded there in April.

Maple Leafs Acquire Riley Nash From Columbus

TORONTO, ONT – The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has acquired forward Riley Nash from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a conditional seventh round selection in the 2022 NHL Draft. The seventh round selection will become a sixth round selection if Nash appears in 25 percent of the Maple Leafs’ playoff games in 2021.

Nash, 31, has appeared in 37 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season and recorded a pair of goals and five assists. In 578 career NHL regular season games between Carolina, Columbus and Boston, he has recorded 172 points (63 goals, 109 assists), while adding two goals and six assists in 32 career Stanley Cup playoff games.

Riley Nash Signs Three Year, $8.25 Million Contract with Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus, OH – Veteran center Riley Nash signed a three year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets putting him with the team through the 2020-21 season.

Nash appeared in 76 games last season for the Boston Bruins and had a career year. He recorded a personal best in goals (15) and assists (26) for 41 points.

Nash was originally drafted by the Edmonton Oilers No. 21 overall in 2007 after they acquired his draft rights from the Arizona Coyotes. After he spent a few years in the ECAC, he was dealt to the Carolina Hurricanes for a second-round pick. He would play five seasons for the ‘Canes before signing with the Bruins in 2016. He is coming off a two-year deal that carried a cap hit of $900,000.

His next NHL game will be the 400th of his career.

How Riley Nash’s List Of Goals Has Come To Fruition For Bruins


Riley Nash recently revealed that one way his Bruins teammates often teased him was by calling him Rick Nash.

Now the joke’s up because Rick Nash is wearing a Bruins sweater, and because Riley Nash has become a prolific scorer capable of temporarily filling in for the injured Patrice Bergeron without Boston missing a beat.

The 28-year-old Riley Nash, who was a first-round pick (21st overall) of the Edmonton Oilers in 2007, has met every challenge placed in front of him this season, including plugging in between Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak while Bergeron recovers from a fractured foot. Nash has eight points (three goals, five assists) in seven games and the Bruins are 6-1-0 since Bergeron went out of the lineup heading into Tuesday night’s game at Carolina.

Nash has already set career-highs for goals (13), assists (23) and points (36) in 66 games.

Some of the challenges Nash has met were made by coach Bruce Cassidy and his staff. Others Nash wrote down early this season.

Riley Nash Gets Opportunity to Step Up with Bruins


Rick Nash was surrounded when he stood in front of his new stall in the home dressing room at TD Garden. While he talked to the media about his first home game and first goal as a member of the Boston Bruins, another player stood off to the side, largely ignored.

But the other R. Nash — that, of course, would be Riley Nash — could play nearly as big a role in the Bruins’ run down the stretch as Rick Nash. The under-the-radar forward has spent this season playing up and down the lineup. He has spent most of his time centering the third line and now finds himself up the depth chart.

With top-line center Patrice Bergeron out for at least two weeks because of a fractured right foot, Riley Nash got the first crack at replacing the irreplaceable when he skated between Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak in a 4-3 overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.