Rick Nash dominates international competition.
In 54 international games in his career, Nash has scored 26 goals and added 27 assists.
He's especially dominated on the larger international ice surface. At the 2007 World Championships in Moscow, Russia, Nash was named tournament MVP after scoring 11 points in 13 games. At the 2011 World Championships in Slovakia, Nash scored five points in seven games.
That's one of the reasons that Nash was selected to the Canadian roster. He simply takes his game to another level in international competition. At the 2010 Olympics, Nash was one of the better Canadian players, scoring five points in seven games.
And now that Steven Stamkos will miss the tournament, Nash is going to see more time on scoring lines. He may even see some minutes on the second line.
Because of that, and because of his previous success on the larger ice, Nash is going to have a great tournament. And since Canada is likely to go far, he'll have plenty of games to work with.
Look for Nash to score seven points—four goals, three assists—and reassert himself as one of the better players in the world.