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Alexander Nylander
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Born 2 March 1998 (1998-03-02) (age 21)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Buffalo Sabres
Rochester Americans (AHL)
NHL Draft 8th overall, 2016
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2015–present

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).

Playing CareerEdit

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.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2014–15 AIK J20 42 15 25 40 12 2 0 1 1 0
2014–15 AIK Allsv 3 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 2 0
2015–16 Mississauga Steelheads OHL 57 28 47 75 18 6 6 6 12 2
2016–17 Rochester Americans AHL 65 10 18 28 6
2016–17 Buffalo Sabres NHL 4 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 4 0 1 1 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Sweden U17 Template:Brca 6 2 5 7 0
2015 Sweden IH18 Template:Sica 5 2 4 6 6
2016 Sweden WJC18 Template:Sica 7 3 8 11 0
2016 Sweden WJC 4th 7 4 5 9 0
2017 Sweden WJC 4th 7 5 7 12 0
Junior totals 25 13 21 34 6

International PlayEdit

Medal record
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.

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