In 1,060 career NHL regular-season contests, Nash racked up 437 goals and 368 assists for 805 points.
TSN's Darren Dreger tweeted the following statement made by Nash's agent, Joe Resnick, on behalf of the 15-year NHL veteran: Nash decided against signing with a team during the offseason in an attempt to recover from a concussion he suffered last season.
Rick Nash Retires From Hockey
Playing for the Blue Jackets, New York Rangers and Boston Bruins, Nash had 437 goals and 368 assists in 1,060 career games.
There had been speculation that Nash would sit out the summer free-agency frenzy and return to the NHL later in the season, perhaps when there was more clarity on which teams were contending for the Stanley Cup.
All told, Nash played in six NHL All-Star Games, was a one-time Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy winner as the NHL's leading goal scorer and won a pair of Olympic gold medals for Canada in 2010 and 2014.
“Due to unresolved issues/symptoms from the concussion sustained last March, Rick Nash will be forced to retire from the game of hockey,” his representatives at Top Shelf Hockey said in a statement.
NHL winger Rick Nash retires after 15 seasons
2:57 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN Rick Nash, a 34-year-old left winger and one of the most prolific scorers in recent NHL history, has retired due to concussion-related symptoms, his agent announced Friday.
Rick Nash has been forced to retire from the NHL due to concussion worries.
Rick Nash is hanging up the skates after a 15-year NHL career.
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Six-time NHL All-Star Rick Nash has retired due to head injuries
Nash remains the Blue Jackets' leader in most major offensive categories, including goals (289), assists (258) and points (547).
Best wishes to Rick Nash, 34-year-old former #NHL star, who retired today due to #concussions.
Rick Nash retires way too early due to concussions. Was third among active NHL players in goals. Great player, better guy.
"Due to unresolved issues/symptoms from the concussion sustained last March, Rick Nash will be forced to retire from the game of hockey.
The Rangers acquired Nash after the 2012 season and he played six seasons on Broadway before being dealt to Boston before last season’s trade deadline.
Nash's best season in New York was 2014-15 when he scored a career-high 42 goals and added 27 assists.
Nash was often criticized for playoff struggles, but he was a part of the team’s run to the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals, where they lost to the Kings.
34-year-old was part of two Olympic gold medal-winning Canadian teams.