Jackets trade Rick Nash to Rangers for 3 players

(AP) - Months after asking the Columbus Blue Jackets to trade him, star forward Rick Nash had his wish granted and is headed to the

COLUMBUS, Ohio - (AP) - Months after asking the Columbus Blue Jackets to trade him, star forward Rick Nash had his wish granted and is headed to the New York Rangers.

Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson announced Monday the club had dealt the big right wing, the team's captain and career leader in most offensive categories, along with a 2013 third-round draft pick and a minor-league defenseman. In return, the Rangers sent centers Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov, defenseman Tim Erixon and a first-round pick next year.

Nash is the oldest player in the deal at 28.

It shocked many when Nash, who shared the NHL lead in goals with 41 in 2003-04, revealed in February that he asked management a month earlier for a trade. When a deal wasn't worked out, he finished the year in Columbus, and immediately became the hottest name on the offseason trade market.

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