|Born|| 2 March 1998 |
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
| NHL team (P)|
| Buffalo Sabres|
Rochester Americans (AHL)
|NHL Draft|| 8th overall, 2016|
Alexander Nylander (born Alexander Maximiliam Michael Junior Nylander Altelius on March 2, 1998) is a Canadian-born Swedish ice hockey winger who currently plays with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect of the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Alexander was selected 8th overall by the Sabres in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He is the son of former NHL forward Michael Nylander and the younger brother of William Nylander (who plays in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs).
Major Junior Playing CareerEdit
Alexander was selected 12th overall by the Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League at the 2015 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.
On September 5, 2015, he committed to Steelheads with his father joining as assistant coach. Alexander's reasons for joining include being close to his brother William and to have the chance to play the Canadian style of hockey.
In his only season with the Steelheads, Alexander led all rookies in scoring, and was awarded both the Emms Family Award as OHL Rookie of the Year and CHL Rookie of the Year.
Leading up to the NHL draft, he was ranked the No. 3 North American skater & was described as a dynamic offensive player with a great shot and playmaking ability.
Professional Playing CareerEdit
Alexander was selected 8th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. On July 15, 2016, the Sabres signed him to a three-year entry-level contract.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|Competitor for Template:Ihj|
|Men's ice hockey|
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
|Silver||2016 United States|
At the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championships held in Helsinki, Alexander led the Swedish team in points with four goals and five assists.
Team Sweden finished fourth at the tournament.