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William Nylander
European Skater
Modo, SWEDEN
Final Rank:  2 Midterm Rank:  2
Position:  Right Wing Shoots:  Right
Height:  5' 9" Weight:  169
Born:  1 May 1996 Hometown:  Stockholm, Sweden
Birthplace:  Calgary, AB, CAN
Drafted:  TOR (1st Round / 8th Overall)
 • Selected as the Best Forward at the 2014 Under-18 World Championship after leading all players in assists (10) and points (16) in seven games. Sweden finished fourth in the tournament.

• Nylander is the son of Michael, who played for seven teams during a 920-game, 15-season NHL career. “He’s very influential, he’s helped me every day. I played with him last season and he helped me a lot both on and off the ice.”

• He had seven points (1-6—7) in 22 games with MODO of the Swedish Hockey League in 2013-14, and played with his father for part of the season when he was loaned to Rogle in Sweden’s second division (4-4—8 in 18 games).

• In 2012-13, Nylander led his junior team with 43 points (15-28—43) in 27 regular-season games before joining his father on the club’s professional team. As a 16-year-old playing with Sodertalje, he posted 6-3—9 in 28 regular-season and playoff games.

• Nylander won gold with Sweden at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, leading the tournament with eight assists and finishing tied for second in scoring with 2-8—10 in six games. He also represented his country at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial and at the 2013 Under-18 World Championship.

• He played minor hockey with Team Maryland of the American Youth Hockey League before joining the Chicago Mission Under-14 team in 2010-11 where he posted 34-27—61 in 29 games, helping the team to the USA Hockey national championship game.

NEWS

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 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2011-2012
SODERTALJE JR.
SWEDEN-JR.
8
1
3
4
2
2012-2013
SODERTALJE
SWEDEN-2
8
4
2
6
2
2012-2013
SODERTALJE JR.
SWEDEN-JR.
27
15
28
43
14
2012-2013
SODERTALJE U18
SWEDEN-JR. U18
1
2
1
3
2
2013-2014
MODO
SWEDEN
22
1
6
7
6
2013-2014
MODO JR.
SWEDEN-JR.
3
0
3
3
4
2013-2014
ROGLE
SWEDEN-2
18
4
4
8
10
2013-2014
SODERTALJE
SWEDEN-2
17
11
8
19
6
2013-2014
SWE U18 (Ivan Hlinka Memorial 2013)
ITLTOUR
4
4
2
6
4