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William Andrew Michael Junior Nylander Altelius (born 1 May 1996) is a Canadian-born Swedish professional ice hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). Nylander was selected by the Maple Leafs in the first round, eighth overall, of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
|William Nylander Born||1 May 1996
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|William Nylander Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|William Nylander Weight||191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)|
|William Nylander Position||Forward|
William Nylander Playing career
As a youth, Nylander played in the 2009 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the New York Rangers minor ice hockey team.
On 14 February 2013, Nylander made his Allsvenskan debut. Playing alongside his father Michael Nylander with Södertälje SK, he earned an assist in his first professional game on a goal by Robert Carlsson. Nylander closed out his 2013–14 season with a successful 22-game rookie stint in the SHL where he would play as many as 20 minutes a night. Ranked as a top prospect in the 2014 draft, he was selected eighth overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Nylander was highly praised for his offensive talent and puck moving abilities; however, criticisms were drawn to his defensive game and then-small stature, measuring 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) tall, and weighing 169 pounds (77 kg; 12 st 1 lb) at the draft combine.
William Nylander International Carrer
Despite being born in Canada, on 12 November 2012, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) ruled that Nylander was eligible to represent Sweden in international play. He went on to compete with Team Sweden at the 2013 World U-17 Hockey Challenge where he scored a tournament-high eight assist leading his team to a gold medal win. In the 2014 IIHF World U18 Championships, Nylander was the standout player of the tournament, winning the scoring race with 16 points in 7 games.
Nylander made his senior team debut at the 2017 IIHF World Championship, where team Sweden won gold. He led his team in scoring with 14 points in 10 games and was named tournament MVP.
William Nylander Personal Biography
William was born in Calgary while his father, Michael Nylander, played for the Calgary Flames. He spent the majority of his youth in the United States where his father played for a multitude of NHL teams, spending the summers in Sweden. His family later moved to Sweden when he was 14.
His younger brother is Buffalo Sabres prospect Alexander Nylander, who was selected eighth overall in the 2016 NHL Draft.
Latest News William Nylander
Nylander collected an even-strength goal and assist and was a plus-3 in Monday’s 6-1 win over the Ducks.
The 22-year-old was able to find the back of the net for the first time since Jan. 3 against Minnesota. After sitting out much of the campaign due to a contract dispute, Nylander is now up to two goals and nine points in 24 games. With just 1:43 of average power-play time and no power-play points, Nylander’s point opportunities come almost exclusively on the five-on-five.
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