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Sweden  / Canada WILLIAM NYLANDER  Signed - click for Team Depth Chart
Last team: Toronto Maple Leafs - 2019 - a.k.a. "William Nylander Altelius"

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BIRTHYEAR 1996-05-01 BIRTHPLACECalgary, AB, CAN
AGE 24 NATION Sweden / Canada
POSITION RW SHOOTS R
HEIGHT 181 cm / 5'11" WEIGHT 89 kg / 196 lbs
YOUTH TEAM Chicago Mission CONTRACT 23/24
NHL DRAFT 2014 round 1 #8 overall by Toronto Maple Leafs
CAP HIT $6,962,366
SOCIAL William Nylander Twitter William Nylander Facebook William Nylander Instagram William Nylander  
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1

Father: Michael Nylander
Brother: Alexander Nylander
Uncles: Peter Nylander, Thommy Nylander

A highly skilled player offensively. Nylander skates very well, has impressive hands and is excellent at handling the puck at high speeds. Hockey sense is very impressive and he likes to shoot the puck a lot, but is also capable of delivering perfect passes. A very agile player that protects the puck well and skates hard in the offensive zone.
Has improved his defensive game a lot. Has the tools and skills to lead his team in all offensive aspects. (Elite Prospects, 2017)

© Photo: Dan Hickling

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2008-09 Team Maryland 13U AAA AYHL 13U 28 25 265112 |            
 2010-11 Chicago Mission 14U AAA T1EHL 14U 29 34 27618 |            
 2011-12 SDE HF J18 J18 Region 18 12 142614 14 |            
  Södertälje SK U16 U16 SM 3 3 474 6 |            
  Södertälje SK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 9 7 5122 0 |            
  Södertälje SK J20 J20 Nationell 8 1 342 -8 | Playoffs 4 0 552 -1 
  Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 7 4 7114 6 |            
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 3 0 004 -1 |            
 2012-13 Södertälje SK J18 J18 Region 1 2 132 2 |            
  Södertälje SK J20 J20 Nationell 27 15 284314 14 |            
  Södertälje SK HockeyAllsvenskan 8 4 262 2 | Kvalserien SHL 10 2 134 -4 
  Sweden U17 WHC-17 6 2 8102 |            
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 3 2 352 0 |            
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 5 2 132 2 |            
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 10 4 264 2 |            
 2013-14 MODO Hockey J18 J18 Allsvenskan 0 0 000 0 | Playoffs 4 3 474
  MODO Hockey J20 J20 Nationell 3 0 334 -1 | Playoffs 5 3 582
  MODO Hockey SHL 22 1 676 -3 | Playoffs 2 0 000
  Rögle BK  HockeyAllsvenskan 18 4 4810 0 |            
  Södertälje SK  HockeyAllsvenskan 17 11 8196 2 |            
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 7 6 10160 8 |            
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 15 12 15276 12 |            
 2014-15 MODO Hockey  SHL 21 8 12206 3 |            
  Toronto Marlies AHL 37 14 18324 8 | Playoffs 5 0 330
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 7 3 7100 -2 |            
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 12 5 13182 1 |            
 2015-16 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 22 6 7134 1 |            
  Toronto Marlies AHL 38 18 274510 7 | Playoffs 14 7 4112
  Sweden U20  WJC-20 1 1 010 2 |            
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 2 1 120 1 |            
 2016-17 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 81 22 396132 -3 | Playoffs 6 1 342
  Sweden WC 10 7 7142 11 |            
  Sweden (all) International 10 7 7142 10 |            
 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 20 416110 20 | Playoffs 7 1 340 -3 
 2018-19 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 54 7 202716 -4 | Playoffs 7 1 232
  Sweden WC 8 5 13180 16 |            
  Sweden (all) International 8 5 13180 16 |            
 2019-20 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 68 31 285912 -2 | Playoffs 5 2 240 -3 
 2020-21 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL - - --- |            
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 2008-09 New York Jr. Rangers QC Int PW - - --- |            
 2011-12 Stockholm 1 TV-Pucken 8 7 101714 15 |            
 2013-14 Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 4 264 1 |            
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CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
      Postseason
  AHL: 75 32 45 77 1.03 14  15  | 19 7 7 14 0.74
  AYHL 13U: 28 25 26 51 1.82 12  |    
  Hlinka Gretzky Cup: 4 4 2 6 1.50 |    
  HockeyAllsvenskan: 43 19 14 33 0.77 18  | 10 2 1 3 0.30 -4 
  International: 18 12 20 32 1.78 26  |    
  International-Jr: 52 28 41 69 1.33 22  21  |    
  J18 Allsvenskan: 9 7 5 12 1.33 | 4 3 4 7 1.75
  J18 Region: 19 14 15 29 1.53 16  16  |    
  J20 Nationell: 38 16 34 50 1.32 20  | 9 3 10 13 1.44
  NHL: 307 86 135 221 0.72 74  12  | 25 5 10 15 0.60 -1 
  QC Int PW: 0 0 0 0 - |    
  SHL: 43 9 18 27 0.63 12  | 2 0 0 0 0.00
  T1EHL 14U: 29 34 27 61 2.10 |    
  TV-Pucken: 8 7 10 17 2.13 14  15  |    
  U16 SM: 3 3 4 7 2.33 |    
  WC: 18 12 20 32 1.78 27  |    
  WHC-17: 6 2 8 10 1.67 |    
  WJC-18: 12 8 11 19 1.58 10  |    
  WJC-20: 8 4 7 11 1.38 |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2010-2011 International Silverstick Bantam AAA All Star
  Silver Stick North American Championships MVP
2011-2012 J20 Nationell (Overall) Most Points by U16 Junior (4)
  TV-Pucken Bronze Medal
  U16 SM Best Forward
2012-2013 J20 Nationell (Overall) Most Points by U17 Junior (43)
  J20 Nationell (Overall) Most Points by U18 Junior (43)
  U17 WHC Gold Medal
  U17 WHC Most Assists (8)
2013-2014 HockeyAllsvenskan Most Points by U18 Junior (27)
  J18 SM Gold Medal
  U18 WJC Best Forward
  U18 WJC Best Plus/Minus (+8)
  U18 WJC Most Assists (10)
  U18 WJC Most Points (16)
  U18 WJC Top 3 Player on Team
2015-2016 AHL All-Star Game
2016-2017 NHL Rookie of the Month (October)
  NHL Rookie of the Month (March)
  World Championship All-Star Team
  World Championship Best Plus/Minus (+11)
  World Championship Gold Medal
  World Championship Most Goals (7)
  World Championship Most Valuable Player
  World Championship Top 3 Player on Team
2018-2019 World Championship All-Star Team
  World Championship Best Face-Off Percentage (72.73%)
  World Championship Best Plus/Minus (+16)
  World Championship Most Assists (13)
  World Championship Most Points (18)
  World Championship Top 3 Player on Team
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- AHL All-Star Game 15/16
- HockeyAllsvenskan Most Points by U18 Junior 13/14
- International Silverstick Bantam AAA All Star 10/11
- J18 SM Gold Medal 13/14
- J20 Nationell (Overall) Most Points by U16 Junior 11/12
- J20 Nationell (Overall) Most Points by U17 Junior 12/13
- J20 Nationell (Overall) Most Points by U18 Junior 12/13
- NHL Rookie of the Month 16/17, 16/17
- Silver Stick North American Championships MVP 10/11
- TV-Pucken Bronze Medal 11/12
- U16 SM Best Forward 11/12
- U17 WHC Gold Medal 12/13
- U17 WHC Most Assists 12/13
- U18 WJC Best Forward 13/14
- U18 WJC Best Plus/Minus 13/14
- U18 WJC Most Assists 13/14
- U18 WJC Most Points 13/14
- U18 WJC Top 3 Player on Team 13/14
- World Championship All-Star Team 18/19, 16/17
- World Championship Best Face-Off Percentage 18/19
- World Championship Best Plus/Minus 18/19, 16/17
- World Championship Gold Medal 16/17
- World Championship Most Assists 18/19
- World Championship Most Goals 16/17
- World Championship Most Points 18/19
- World Championship Most Valuable Player 16/17
- World Championship Top 3 Player on Team 18/19, 16/17



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2018-12-01 Extension Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 6 years 
2014-08-18 Confirmed MODO Hockey Toronto Maple Leafs Entry Level 
2013-12-23 Loan MODO Hockey Södertälje SK
2013-08-08 Loan MODO Hockey Rögle BK
2013-08-08 Confirmed Södertälje SK MODO Hockey
2012-01-04 Confirmed SDE HF J18 Södertälje SK J18



MEDIA AND ARTICLES
DATE ARTICLE WEBSITE
2018-11-13 Sins of the father Sportsnet.ca
2018-10-31 Nylander tops first TSN Trade Bait board of 2018-19 season TSN.ca
2018-10-15 Hartley: 'I would love to see' Nylander in KHL TSN.ca
2018-10-10 Maple Leafs beginning to test trade market for William Nylander Sportsnet.ca
2018-10-04 Leafs RFA Nylander: 'I have to think long-term' TSN.ca
2016-03-05 Maple Leafs’ Nylander pots first NHL goal SI.com
2016-02-29 Maple Leafs’ William Nylander ‘excited’ for NHL debut Sportsnet.ca
2015-01-22 Marlies’ William Nylander adjusting to North America TheStar.com
2013-02-03 Michael and William Nylander to SSK SödertäljeSK.se


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
- Drafted 2014, round 1 #13 overall by Mississauga Steelheads in the CHL Import Draft
- Drafted 2013, round 2 #60 overall by Avangard Omsk in the KHL Draft
- Drafted 2012, round 6 #85 overall by Chicago Steel in the USHL Futures Draft
 
- 2014 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #5 by ISS Hockey
- 2014 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #4 by Future Considerations
- 2014 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #8 by McKeen's Hockey
 
 

Full name: William Andrew Michael Junior Nylander Altelius

Career transactions
- 2014-08-18 • Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by the Toronto Maple Leafs | Full story
- 2014-06-27 • Terminated his contract with MODO Hockey | Full story
- 2013-12-23 • Loaned to Södertälje SK | Full story
- 2013-12-13 • Terminated his loan agreement with Rögle BK | Full story
- 2013-11-07 • Recalled by MODO Hockey | Full story
- 2013-08-08 • Loaned to Rögle BK | Full story
- 2013-08-08 • Signed to a two-year contract by MODO Hockey | Full story
- 2013-05-30 • Terminated his contract with Södertälje SK | Full story
- 2013-01-03 • Signed to a two-year pro contract by Södertälje SK | Full story

Memorable dates
- 2014-02-01 • Scored his first SHL goal (vs. AIK, Daniel Larsson), assisted by Jeff Tambellini.
- 2013-11-12 • Scored his first SHL point (vs. Örebro HK), assisting on Adrian Kempe's 1-1 goal.
- 2013-11-12 • Made SHL debut (vs. Örebro HK).
- 2013-02-14 • Scored his first Allsvenskan goal (vs. Örebro HK, Henrik Lundberg), assisted by Robert Carlsson and Fredric Andersson.
- 2013-02-12 • Scored his first Allsvenskan point (vs. Leksands IF), assisting on Johan Jonsson's 2-0 goal.
- 2013-02-12 • Made Allsvenskan debut (vs. Leksands IF). Made his debut on the 2nd line alongside his father Michael Nylander and French forward Damien Fleury.
- 2012-11-12 • Based on an IIHF ruling Nylander became eligible to represent Sweden in official international play.
- 2012-11-06 • Played his first game for Team Sweden U18 (vs. Switzerland U18).
- 2012-02-09 • Played his first game for Team Sweden U17 (vs. Russia U17).
- 2011-12-13 • Played his first game for Team Sweden U16 (vs. Finland U16).

Other stats
- 2010-11: SDE HF U15 | U15 Div.1 | GP: 58 | G: 33 | A: 31 | P: 64 | PIM: 0