William Nylander

Jason Banks

2016-01-09

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William Nylander Altelius, C

Shoots: R

Height: 5-10

Weight: 170

Born: 1996-05-01

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta

Drafted: 2014 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 8th Overall

 

 

 

Observations:

 

January 2016 – After leading the AHL in scoring heading into the World Junior Hockey Championships, Nylander only last part of a game as we all know and suffered head trauma leading to a lasting concussion that has kept him from reporting back to Toronto for analysis. There is no rush to get him back into a lineup, but more so to understand where he is at currently with his concussion. Currently we have no fears of a career effect, but as a smallish player, you have to question how many times he can with stand similar collisions. Nylander has also been selected to the AHL All-Star game, of course if able to participate. Jason Banks

 

November 2015 – As was expected, Nylander is threatening the AHL scoring lead amongst seasoned competition. Nylander’s goals have been more of the opportunistic than his strength of creativity. He has struggled in the faceoff circle, but has shown much growth in getting involved defensively in the past not only using his slick, stick skillz, but also body positioning. He is currently on pace of smashing through last year’s numbers by the time he reaches the same 37 game plateau in mid-January. His NHL debut is extremely close, likely when the team is done with the Byron Froese experiment they will mix and match more notable prospects to the opportunity. Jason Banks

 

September 2015 – After a strong ending to his rookie AHL season, Nylander is poised to threaten the leaderboard of scoring in minor pro. No matter how well Nylander shows in camp, it is ex