Rick Nash. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Bruins have a new power forward: six-time All-Star Rick Nash.
The former Rangers star is 33 years old, and he's had a quiet year--18 goals and 10 assists--but he's big, strong, can play either wing, and should be a good fit on David Krejci's line.
In Sunday night's 4-1 loss in Buffalo, Nash took a team-high five shots in his nearly 18 minutes.
Nash and general manager Don Sweeney both spoke about his fit with Boston.
"I just want to bring my style of hockey, try to be a big power forward, bring some offense, be responsible defensively, kind of a complete player," he said.
Nash said he's never been in the situation of coming into a season midway through, but that he's excited to see where he fits in.
Sweeney said he hopes he'll be an impact player.
"We've identified that playing on that second line with David would be a boost to our hockey club, and we need it to be," Sweeney said. "We've got a tough stretch ahead of us in March, and we're going to need everybody in the depths out of it to continue to move forward in the direction that we hope to, and become a team that gets to the dance."
B's will start six-game home stand tomorrow.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports