Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Longtime NHL Winger Rick Nash Retires Because of Concussion Symptoms

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Longtime NHL Winger Rick Nash Retires Because of Concussion Symptoms

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Nash retires after concussion

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TORONTO - Rick Nash has announced his retirement from hockey after suffering a concussion last March.

Top Shelf Hockey, which represents the 34-year-old winger from Brampton, Ont., put out a statement to announce his decision on Friday.

"Due to unresolved issues/symptoms from the concussion sustained last March, Rick Nash will be forced to retire from the game of hockey," the statement says.

"Under the advice of his medical team, the risk of further brain injury is far too great if Rick returns to play. Rick would like to thank everyone who has supported him during this difficult time period."

Nash finished his career by playing 11 games last season with the Boston Bruins, who acquired him in a trade-deadline deal with the New York Rangers. …

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