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    Getting to know…..N.Y. RANGERS RICK NASH

    Name:Richard McLaren Nash
    Born June 16, 1984 (age 32) in Brampton, Ontario, Canada
    Height:6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
    Weight: 219 lb (99 kg; 15 st 9 lb)
    Position: Left Wing
    Shoots: Left
    Salary: $7.9 million (2016)

    At what age did you start playing hockey?
    A: My dad had us skating when we were 2 or 3 years old out on the pond
    behind our house. I’d been going to hockey schools, and then 6 years
    old is when I first started playing organized hockey.

    You made the jump straight from junior hockey to the NHL, what was the
    toughest part of that?
    A: The speed and the size of the players. In junior, you could hold
    the puck for a few seconds and then make the play; in the NHL, guys
    are on you right away, you have to know your next move when the puck
    hits your stick.

    Would you characterize yourself as a sniper?
    A: I don’t know. … Snipers usually score (chuckle) great goals, and
    hard shots. … I’m more of a power forward going to the net, finishing
    my checks, just kinda going into the hard areas to score.

    Boyhood idol?
    A: Mats Sundin. I just grew up a Leaf fan at the time, in a suburb of
    Toronto and him being the captain and all that.

    Biggest influences?
    A: My parents, No. 1. They’re the ones that figured out a way to pay
    for me to play hockey, to get me to practice in the morning. After
    that, I had the same coach, basically [Keith Carrigan], from when I
    was 10 years old to 16, before I left for junior. It was amazing the
    things we were doing at 11, 12 years old, the practices we were
    running, it’s still drills that we do now and in junior. He seemed
    like he was ahead of his game.

    A: I wouldn’t say too many superstitions, just more routine. It’s
    “Groundhog Day” every gameday.

    Any special pregame meal?
    A: Chicken and pasta.

    What is your on-ice mentality?
    A: I would say I’m focused on what I have to do to help the team the
    most — whether it’s block a shot, make a hit, get a puck feed, get an
    offensive chance, make a good defensive play. Whatever the situation
    is in the game, I think I’m always focused on what’s best for the

    Describe the first time you played in the Garden.
    A: I remember I scored one of my nicest goals of probably my career.
    We were shorthanded, [Jaromir] Jagr came in, I stripped him of the
    puck, flew down the left side, went around the knee toe drag and put
    it top glove.

    What drives you?
    A: Love of the game, for sure. I watch every single June, a different
    team raise the Cup, and just to think that I have that opportunity is
    what drives me. … [I] picture myself skating around the rink with that
    thing over my head, is something that’ll keep me going until hopefully
    I get it.