New York Rangers Acquire Wing Nash for Three Players, Draft Pick

All-Star right wing Rick Nash, who was a focus of discussions at the National Hockey League trading deadline in February, finally is making a move.

Nash was traded to the New York Rangers from the Columbus Blue Jackets yesterday for three players and a first-round draft pick, the teams said.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound right wing was acquired in exchange for forwards Artem Anisimov, Brandon Dubinsky, defenseman Tim Erixon and the pick.

The Rangers also received defenseman Steven Delisle and a conditional third-round draft pick in 2013 from Columbus, the Blue Jackets said.

Nash, the first player chosen in the 2002 NHL draft, had 30 goals and 29 assists in 82 games with Columbus last season, the sixth season he has scored at least 30 goals.

Nash, 28, is going into the third year of an eight-year, $62.4 million contract.

The trade is contingent on all players passing a physical.

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