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Rick Nash retires at 34 because of effects of concussion

Rick Nash has decided to retire at 34 because of unresolved symptoms from a concussion he suffered in March. Agent Joe Resnick says Nash decided under advice from doctors that the risk of brain injury was too great if he returned to play hockey. Nash played 15 NHL seasons for the Blue Jackets, Rangers and Bruins and won two Olympic gold medals with Canada.
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Commissioner Gary Bettman: Seattle will host NHL draft and All-Star weekend

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 4:31 p.m.

The NHL is giving Seattle’s future franchise a reward for its investment in bringing the league’s 32nd franchise to the city. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league has promised Seattle it will host All-Star weekend within its first seven seasons, with the team slated to begin play in 2021-22. Bettman also says Seattle will host the NHL draft, and that event will likely be awarded before the All-Star Game arrives.