Riley Nash gets into action tonight as Cornell plays against Princeton (NJ) at Hobey Baker Rink. The Big Red will play Quinnipiac on Saturday (both are road games) to get the season underway.
The choice of Cornell is a curious one for such a quality player, as Nash’s season starts way later than every other prospect in the Oilers system and most certainly affects developmental timeline. Also, the level of competition is below what a player of Nash’s quality would find had he attended Michigan or North Dakota.
Still, Cornell as a university is very impressive. The main campus is in Ithica, New York and they have two medical campuses in New York and Qatar.
Nash is listed this season by Cornell as being 6-1, 179. His bio reminds us that he was named both the ECAC and Ivy League rookie of the year for 07-08. He went 36gp, 12-20-32 and is taking Applied Economics and Management.
I have Riley Nash ranked as the number one prospect in the system, and you can read more about him by clicking “Nash” at the bottom of this post.