He has always been grateful to his fans in Columbus, and sent out the following message:
"Dear Blue Jackets fans,
Thank you for the unwavering support you have shown me over the past nine seasons.
I am so fortunate to have had the chance to call Columbus home and to say proudly that I am from the Buckeye state.
Thanks for the Memories. Thanks for everything.
In 82 games with the Jackets last season, Nash collected 30 goals and 29 assists for 59 points.