[13] He recorded his first career NHL goal on 6 April 2018 in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Maybe we should let him have a chance before throwing a fit because we miss Jokiharju and loathe Bowman. [8] After playing four games in the NHL he was reassigned back to their AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans. 10 reasons a rebuild now could pay off, Blackhawks’ latest moves shock, upset core vets like Jonathan Toews: ‘It’s sad’, Brandon Saad goes to Colorado as Blackhawks look to rebuild. [17] Team Sweden finished fourth at the tournament. That 49.4% mark mentioned at the top puts him as the 6th best forward on the team by Corsi (among skaters who played 30+ games). FILE - In this Tuesday, March 12, 2019 file photo, Buffalo Sabres forward Alexander Nylander (92) skates during the third period of an NHL hockey … These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. The tools are there and the kid’s just 22. On 5 September 2015, Nylander committed to Steelheads with his father joining as assistant coach. The playoffs were rough for him, but going into the Vegas series he was among the team leaders in Corsi and started even more often in the defensive zone. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. Alexander was born in Calgary while his father, Michael, played for the Calgary Flames. Nylander was also chosen to represent Sweden at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championships. Nothing says pressure like living up to the family name. When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. That number however is inflated by the injuries the Blackhawks suffered, forcing Jeremy Colliton’s hand in putting Nylander up. There is a path that sees Nylander unlocking his potential. Additionally, the Vegas series tanked every player on the team’s metrics. He was described as a dynamic offensive player with a great shot and playmaking ability. You see, Alexander’s father, Michael, played 920 NHL games and registered 679 points. His reasons for joining include being close to his brother William and to have the chance to play the Canadian style of hockey. However, we can’t forget his age and unique skill; there’s a reason Patrick Kane liked playing with him. Your privacy is safe with us. This website is not directly or indirectly affiliated, associated, or connected in any way to Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League or the National Hockey League. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising. 8 … [19] They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. Partnered with the USA TODAY Sports Media Group  |  Powered by, Traded to Chicago (CHI) from Buffalo (BUF) for, Signed a 3 year $5.325 million contract with Buffalo (BUF), Drafted by Buffalo (BUF): Round 1 (#8 overall), Blackhawks depth chart: How Nikita Zadorov, Mattias Janmark fit into the lineup, Execs Unfiltered: Thoughts on Hall, trades and every NHL team’s offseason so far, Blackhawks logo statue at United Center gets defaced with spray paint, graffiti, Blackhawks, 2023 Stanley Cup contender? However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer. He spent the majority of his youth in the United States where his father played for a multitude of NHL teams, and spending the summers in Sweden. [9] Nylander suffered a lower-body injury in mid-September during the Buffalo Sabres' first prospect game, causing him to miss the rest of the training camp and the beginning of the 2017–18 AHL season. In 2020-1, Nylander will earn a base salary of $832,500, while carrying a cap hit of $863,333. Alexander Nylander While Nylander was a standout prospect and has dormant potential, he hasn’t done much since becoming a professional hockey player back in 2016-17. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance. If Nylander frequents social media, I’m sure he’s aware of most of the fan’s disdain for him. Alexander also has a brother, William. That can eat at a young player’s psyche, being brought in as a part of this big prospect / young gun trade and not having the faith and well wishes of your new coach and fanbase. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. 64.8k Followers, 585 Following, 51 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from @alexnylander The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. The second reason that sets Nylander apart from the others is his family legacy. At the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championships held in Helsinki, Nylander led the Swedish team in points with four goals and five assists. [15], On 9 July 2019, Nylander was traded by the Sabres to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for fellow first-rounder Henri Jokiharju and opted to wear sweater #92 with the club, the same number his father wore.[16]. 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He scored the season-opening goal for Chicago, added nine more throughout his 65 game campaign, and picked up 16 assists for a total of 26 points in his first full, real season in the NHL. 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And he has to do it twice. Alexander Maximiliam Michael Junior Nylander Altelius (born 2 March 1998) is a Canadian-born Swedish ice hockey player who currently plays for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected 8th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. [3], In his only season with the Steelheads, Nylander 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. There were times when Nylander looked like he was coasting, but for the most part, he was at least attempting to do the right things, winning pucks, suppressing shots, etc. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. Nylander needs someone to remind him to be the trigger guy sometimes instead of deferring to his linemates; because with his speed, shot, and skill the kid could become a solid top 6 forward for years to come. Alexander Nylander signed a 3 year / $5,325,000 contract with the Buffalo Sabres, including a $277,500 signing bonus, $5,325,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $1,775,000. [2], Nylander was selected 12th overall by the Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League at the 2015 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft. Half his goals, the goalie had no chance on because of his deception. He was also drafted 8th overall, 2 years earlier. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Chicago Blackhawks and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. [10][11] He returned to the lineup on 17 November 2017, for a game against the Hartford Wolf Pack. Nylander probably has as much raw offensive talent as his older brother William, but the 21-year-old Alexander simply isn't physically ready to be a …