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Riley Nash

#20 Riley Nash

Position Center
Height 6'1"
Weight 191
Shoots Right
Born May 9, 1989
Hometown Kamloops, BC
Drafted EDM 2007 (1st, 21st)

Career Statistics

        Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League   GP G A PTS PIM   GP G A PTS PIM
2005-06 Salmon Arm BCHL   1 0 0 0 0   5 1 2 3 0
2006-07 Salmon Arm BCHL   55 38 46 84 87   11 4 7 11 31
2007-08 Cornell NCAA   36 12 20 32 28   - - - - -
2008-09 Cornell NCAA   36 13 22 35 34   - - - - -
2009-10 Cornell NCAA   30 12 23 35 39   - - - - -
2010-11 Charlotte AHL   79 14 18 32 26   16 1 3 4 16
2011-12 Charlotte AHL   58 8 12 20 26   - - - - -
  Carolina NHL   5 0 1 1 2   - - - - -
2012-13 Charlotte AHL   51 13 24 37 20   5 1 2 3 0
  Carolina NHL   32 4 5 9 8   - - - - -
   
AHL TOTALS   188 35 54 89 72   21 2 5 7 16
NHL TOTALS   37 4 6 10 10   - - - - -
PRO TOTALS   225 39 60 99 82   21 2 5 7 16

Biography

Riley Nash
Ranks sixth on the Checkers' all-time assist (54) and point (89) lists ... Ranks second all-time with four shorthanded assists ... Acquired by Carolina from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Ottawa's 2010 second-round pick (46th overall) on 6/26/10 ... Signed a two-year, two-way contract with Carolina on 7/9/13.

2012-13

Completed his third professional season and third with the Checkers … Set new career highs in assists (24) and points (37) despite playing a career-low 51 games … Also set NHL career highs in games played (32), goals (4), assists (5) and points (9) … Ranked fifth on the Checkers in points, fourth in assists and seventh in goals (13) … Ranked second on the team with a plus-14 rating … Tied for third on the team with six power-play goals …Tied for the team lead with three shorthanded points, all assists … Was tied for fifth on the team in playoff scoring with three points (1g, 2a) in five games … Scored his first goal of the season on the power play at TEX (10/14) … Posted his first multi-point game of the season with a pair of assists vs. PEO (11/8) … Had a season-long, four-game point streak (1g, 4a) from 11/4-11/16 and was plus-5 during that time … Notched two assists to end a five-game point drought and was plus-2 vs. LE (12/7) … Recorded three points (1g, 2a), including the game-winning goal, and was plus-3 at LE (1/4) … Scored his first career overtime goal at HOU (1/13), extending his point streak to three games (2g, 1a) … Recalled to Carolina's training camp on 1/14 and returned to Charlotte the following day … Had a goal and an assist vs. NOR (1/20), marking his second consecutive multi-point game (1/17-1/20: 1g, 3a) … Posted a three-game assist streak from 1/25-1/31 (0g, 3a) .. Recorded a goal and an assist at CHI (2/14) … Tied the franchise record for most points in a single game (4) with two goals and two assists at MIL (2/16) … Recalled to Carolina on 2/18 and made his NHL season debut at MTL later that night … Recorded his first NHL point of the season, an assist vs. TBL (2/23) … Scored his first career NHL as part of a career-best, three-point effort (1g, 2a) vs. FLA (3/2) … Had his first career multi-goal game (2g) and was a career-best plus-3 at WSH (3/12) … Reassigned to Charlotte on 3/22 … Scored two goals with a plus-3 rating and a season-high seven shots on goal at TEX (3/23), giving him goals and points in each of his last three AHL games (2/14-3/23: 5g, 3a) … Recalled to Carolina on 3/25 and earned an assist vs. WPG one night later … Scored his fourth NHL goal of the season vs. PIT (4/9), giving him points in each of his last two games (4/8-4/9: 1g, 1a) … Reassigned to Charlotte for the Calder Cup Playoffs on 4/24 … Had assists in back-to-back games against OKC in Games 2 and 3 (4/27-5/1) … Opened the scoring with his second career playoff goal in Game 5 vs. OKC (5/4) … Missed one game due to illness (11/6) … Missed 24 games while on NHL recall (2/17-3/21; 3/26-4/20) … Longest point streak: 4 games (11/4-11/16: 1g, 4a) … Longest goal streak: 3 games (2/14-3/23: 5g, 3a) … Longest assist streak: 3 games (11/8-11/16: 0g, 4a; 1/25-1/31: 0g, 3a) … Multi-point games: 8 (11/8, 12/7, 1/4, 1/17, 1/20, 2/14, 2/16, 3/23) … Multi-goal games: 2 (2/16, 3/23) … Multi-assist games: 5 (11/8, 12/7, 1/4, 1/17, 2/16).

2011-12

Completed his second professional season and second with the Checkers ... Scored six of his eight goals on the power play, where he ranked tied for fourth on the team ... Played his first five NHL games with the Hurricanes, earning one assist ... Recorded his first point of the season, an assist, vs. PEO (10/15) ... Opened the scoring with his first goal of the season, a power-play tally vs. PEO (10/16) ... Assisted on Matthew Pistilli's game-winning goal with 44 seconds left in regulation at OKC (10/28) ... Had the primary assist on Justin Faulk's game-winner at GR (11/5) ... Recorded his first multi-point game of the season with primary assists on two Jerome Samson goals at RFD (11/6) ... Notched three points, then a career high, (1g, 2a) at NOR (11/23) ... Recalled to the NHL for the first time and made his NHL debut with Carolina vs. PHX (12/21) ... Recorded his first NHL point, an assist, in his second career game vs. OTT (12/23) ... Returned to Charlotte on 12/24 after playing two games with Carolina ... Scored the game-winning goal and added an assist vs. SA (1/4) ... Had a goal and an assist, including the game-winning goal, for the second time in three games at ABB (1/20) ... Recorded his first and only multi-goal game of the season with two power-play tallies vs. RFD (1/26) ... Finished the month of January with eight points (4g, 4a) in eight games, including three multi-point games ... Recalled to Carolina for the second time on 1/30 and returned to Charlotte on 2/6 after playing three games at the NHL level ... Suffered an upper-body injury in his first game back from the NHL at MIL (2/11) and missed the next 11 games.

2010-11

Made professional debut at CT on 10/9...Registered first two pro assists and points at BNG on 10/30...Scored first pro goal on 11/3 vs. POR...Had two-goal game vs. SYR on 12/6...Game-winning goal at PRO on 12/17 and three-game point streak from 12/17-12/19... Six points in seven-game span from 1/23-2/8... Had goals in back-to-back games on three occasions... Played in all but one (3/22 vs. ADK) of Charlotte's games...Led Charlotte rookie forwards with a +5 rating...Added four points (1g, 3a) in 16 playoff games.

College

Finished his three-year career at Cornell University with 102 points (37g, 65a) and 101 penalty minutes in 102 games... Was plus-23 for his collegiate career, and was teammates at Cornell with his brother, Brendon, who is part of the Montreal Canadiens organization...... Was named both ECAC and Ivy League Rookie of the Year as a freshman in 2007-08, after finishing second among Cornell skaters in scoring with 32 points on 12 goals and a team-best 20 assists... Was named to the ECAC First Team and earned honorable-mention All-Ivy League honors during his sophomore year in 2008-09, leading the Big Red with 35 points (13g, 22a)... Was invited to the selection camp for Team Canada for the 2009 World Junior Championships, but did not make the final roster... Was named third-team All-ECAC and honorable mention All-Ivy League after totaling 35 points (12g, 23a) in 30 games during his final season of college hockey in 2009-10... Had nine multi-point games in 2009-10, completing his collegiate career with 27 multi-point efforts in three seasons.

Junior

Earned Interior Conference Rookie of the Year honors for the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) in 2006-07, after leading Salmon Arm skaters with 95 points (42g, 53a) in 66 regular-season and playoff games.