Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tyson Nash
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Tyson Nash played Junior B with Sherwood Park before joining the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL in 1990-91. The feisty winger played on the team's Memorial Cup wins in 1992, 1994 and 1995. In the process he became one of only three players to win three national junior titles, joining teammates Darcy Tucker and Ryan Huska.

In 1994, Nash was selected 247th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. Nash spent some time with the ECHL's Raleigh Ice Caps and developed his game with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL for three years before signing as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues in the summer of 1998.

Nash saw limited action with the Blues during the 1998-99 season, however was a key figure with the team's AHL affiliate in Worcester. In 1999-00, St. Louis utilized him as an emotional grinder and penalty killer which became his niche in the NHL and he filled that role for five seasons before being dealt to the Phoenix Coyotes in the summer of 2003.

Nash would compete in two seasons with the Coyotes before he was acquired by the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Mikael Tellqvist.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Sherwood Park Flyers AMHL 40 17 28 43 63
1991-92 Kamloops Blazers WHL 33 1 6 7 62 4 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Kamloops Blazers M-Cup 1 0 0 0 0
1992-93 Kamloops Blazers WHL 61 10 16 26 78 13 3 2 5 32
1993-94 Kamloops Blazers WHL 65 20 36 56 135 16 3 4 7 12
1993-94 Kamloops Blazers M-Cup 4 1 3 4 6
1994-95 Kamloops Blazers WHL 63 34 41 75 70 21 10 7 17 30
1994-95 Kamloops Blazers M-Cup 4 2 4 6 8
1995-96 Syracuse Crunch AHL 50 4 7 11 58 4 0 0 0 11
1995-96 Raleigh IceCaps ECHL 6 1 1 2 8
1996-97 Syracuse Crunch AHL 77 17 17 34 105 3 0 2 2 0
1997-98 Syracuse Crunch AHL 74 20 20 40 184 -5 5 0 2 2 28
1998-99 St. Louis Blues NHL 2 0 0 0 5 -1 1 0 0 0 2
1998-99 Worcester IceCats AHL 55 14 22 36 143 -2 4 4 1 5 27
1999-00 St. Louis Blues NHL 66 4 9 13 150 +6 6 1 0 1 24
2000-01 St. Louis Blues NHL 57 8 7 15 110 +8
2001-02 St. Louis Blues NHL 64 6 7 13 100 +2 9 0 1 1 20
2002-03 St. Louis Blues NHL 66 6 3 9 114 0 7 2 1 3 6
2003-04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 69 3 5 8 110 -6
2004-05
2005-06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 50 0 6 6 84 -7
2006-07 San Antonio Rampage AHL 19 6 6 12 48 -1
2006-07 Toronto Marlies AHL 54 10 13 23 134 -4
2007-08 Nippon Paper Cranes AsianHL 5 0 1 1 16 9 1 3 4 43
NHL Totals 374 27 37 64 673 23 3 2 5 52


Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 14, 1998. Traded to Phoenix by St. Louis for Phoenix's 5th round choice (Lee Stempniak) in 2003 Entry Draft, June 21, 2003. Traded to Toronto by Phoenix with Boston's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Toronto selected Matt Frattin) in 2007 Entry Draft for Mikael Tellqvist, November 29, 2006.