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Alexander Nylander

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Height  6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
NHL Draft  Eligible 2016
Position  Forward
Name  Alexander Nylander

Shoots  Right
Parents  Michael Nylander
OHL team  Mississauga Steelheads
Siblings  William Nylander
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Born  March 2, 1998 (age 17) Calgary, AB, CAN (1998-03-02)
Weight  172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)

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Alexander Maximiliam Michael Junior Nylander Altelius (born 2 March 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). He was selected 8th overall by the Sabres in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.


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Major junior

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Nylander was selected 12th overall by the Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League at the 2015 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft. On 5 September 2015, Nylander committed to Steelheads with his father joining as assistant coach. His 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, 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.

Leading up to the NHL draft, Nylander was ranked the No. 3 North American skater. He was described as a dynamic offensive player with a great shot and playmaking ability.


Nylander was selected 8th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2016 NHL Draft. On 15 July 2016, the Sabres signed Nylander to a three-year entry-level contract.

International play

At the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championships held in Helsinki, Nylander led the Swedish team in points with four goals and five assists. Team Sweden finished fourth at the tournament.

Personal life

Alexander was born in Calgary while his father, Michael Nylander, played for the Calgary Flames. 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.

His older brother is William Nylander, who currently plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was also drafted 8th overall.


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