Well Ranger fans, looks like we can cross Rick Nash off the "pipe dream list" of big time scorers we would like to see on Broadway.
After news came out last night that the two sides were "far apart" at the negotiating table, tonight the Blue Jackets have announced that Rick Nash has agreed to an 8 year $62.4 million dollar contract extension. Nash was scheduled to become a free agent at the end of the 2009-10 season. His yearly cap hit will be $7.8M.
Nash's extension will kick in at the end of this season, during which is will make $7M.
Nash is a 4 time All-Star, and has 355 points in 441 career games with the Blue Jackets, and also serves as team captain.