14 Facts About Alex Nylander


Alex Nylander was selected 8th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

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On 5 September 2015, Alex Nylander committed to Steelheads with his father joining as assistant coach.

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Alex Nylander was described as a dynamic offensive player with a great shot and playmaking ability.

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Alex Nylander was selected 8th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2016 NHL Draft.

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Alex Nylander was called up to the NHL for the first time on 3 April 2017, to play in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Alex Nylander returned to the lineup on 17 November 2017, for a game against the Hartford Wolf Pack.

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Alex Nylander recorded his first career NHL goal on 6 April 2018 in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Alex Nylander appeared in eight postseason games for Chicago but failed to register a point.

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Alex Nylander re-signed with Chicago on a one-year contract worth $874,125 on 16 August 2021.

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On returning to health, Alex Nylander was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins, in exchange for Sam Lafferty on 5 January 2022.

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At the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championships held in Helsinki, Alex Nylander led the Swedish team in points with four goals and five assists.

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Alex Nylander was chosen to represent Sweden at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championships.

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Alex Nylander led Team Sweden to the silver medal in the 2018 World Junior Championships where he had 1 goal and 6 assists in 7 games.

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Alex Nylander 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.

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