"The History Here Is Incredible"

Since being acquired by the Rangers, Rick Nash has spoken several times about his excitement of not only coming to play in New York for an Orginal Six franchise, but to play in the historic Madison Square Garden.

Recently Nash had the opportunity to take a tour inside The Garden as it undergoes the second phase of its three-part transformation, the first of which was unveiled last season.

"The history here is incredible," said Nash, pictured here during his recent tour of MSG. "When you think about Madison Square Garden, you think of all the big games played here, all of the big fights that took place, the major concerts and shows. It's going to be amazing calling Madison Square Garden home."

The second phase of the Garden's transformation this summer has focused on the arena's upper bowl, where a change in pitch has moved fans closer to the action. In addition concourses along the upper bowl have been widened, and new luxury suites have been built this summer.

Last summer the first phase of the Garden's transformation focused on the lower bowl seating and concourses, along with the building of event-level suites and a complete renovation of all team locker rooms.

"For me to end up in New York with one of the most historic organizations, playing at Madison Square Garden, is so exciting," said Nash. "I think every kid dreams of playing in a big-time city, and I don't think there's a better place than here for me."

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