January 25, 2007

Riley Nash Update

According to someone close to the WCHA scene, Riley Nash (6' 1", 170), a 1989-born forward playing with Salmon Arm (BCHL) may have eliminated Cornell from his list of finalists. Nash was recently in Denver for the Pioneers' series against Niagara and reportedly had a positive visit. Elsewhere, word had been that Nash had cancelled a trip to Michigan, so it may be he is focusing his attention on the two remaining schools out west -- Denver and North Dakota.

More recent whispers state that Cornell may still be slugging it out with the uber-elite...


Anonymous said...

I’m puzzled by the rave reviews Riley Nash gets, “best uncommited forward in the country,” “better than Travis Zajac,” the guy all the top programs want, and his 99th rating by the NHL Scouting Bureau, a low fourth round selection.

BRP said...

I'm not a big fan of comparing players, though it's an inclination most of us seem to have. He's the only rookie among the top-25 scores in the BCHL, and I doubt there's a program who wouldn't take him in a second. If he ends up at Cornell he'll get a chance to shine much faster than he probably would at either DU or UND.