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Rick Nash thanks Columbus fans with full-page ad

Rick Nash ad

After spending his entire career to this point in Columbus, Rick Nash is saying farewell to the city the way athletes can best get the word out: With a full-page newspaper ad.

Nash posted his ad in The Columbus Dispatch with a letter thanking the fans for their support.

“Dear Blue Jackets Fans,

Thank you for the unwavering support you’ve shown me over the past nine seasons.

I am so fortunate to have had the chance to call Columbus home and to say proudly I am from the Buckeye state.

Thanks for the memories. Thanks for everything.

Rick Nash”

Sweet, touching, and to the point. Now Nash will have to hope that small-town charm can play big in New York City with the Rangers.

(tweet photo courtesy of @NatalieKTaylor)