William Nylander - Bio, Net Worth, Parents, Age, Nationality, Facts
William Andrew Michael Junior Nylander Altelius, professionally William Nylander is a Canadian-born Swedish professional ice hockey player. He plays as a right-winger for the National Hockey League (NHL) team, Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs selected him eighth overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. On the international level, he made his senior team debut for Sweden in 2017. He led Sweden to win a gold medal at the 2017 IIHF World Championship. He was also named IIHF World Championship MVP.
What is William Nylander Famous For?
- Right-winger for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Where is William Nylander From?
William Nylander was born on 1 May 1997. His birth name is William Andrew Michael Junior Nylander Altelius. His birth place is in Calgary, Alberta in Canada. He holds Swedish nationality. He was born to his father, Michael Nylander, and his mother, Camilla. He has a brother named Alex Nylander and sisters, Stephanie, Jacquline, and Michelle. He spent the majority of his youth in the United States where his father played for several NHL teams. The family later moved to Sweden when he was 14.
William Nylander Career
- As his father played professional ice hockey, William and his brother started playing ice hockey at an early age.
- As a youth, he played in the 2009 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the New York Rangers minor ice hockey team.
- He signed with the Allsvenskan league team, Sodertalje SK, where his father was also playing.
- He made his professional debut playing alongside his father. He provided an assist in his debut game.
- He closed out his 2013-14 season with a successful 22-game rookie stint in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).
- He entered the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and was ranked as a top prospect.
- He was highly praised for his offensive talent and puck-moving abilities. However, he was criticized for his defensive game and then-small stature.
- The Toronto Maple Leafs selected him eighth overall on 18 August 2014.
- The Leafs signed him a three-year entry-level contract.
- He scored a pre-season goal against the Philadelphia Flyers.
- He finished fifth in scoring at the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship.
- He was assigned to the Maple Leafs' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Toronto Marlies in January 2015.
- He scored 32 points in 37 games helping the Marlies, who were at the bottom of the standings to reach the 2015 Calder Cup playoffs.
- He played 21 games in the 2014-15 SHL season and was regarded as a possible candidate for the SHL Rookie of the Year award.
- He finally made his NHL debut against the Tampa Bay Lightning on 29 February 2016.
- He scored his first goal against Ottawa Senators on 5 March 2016.
- He made the Maple Leaf's roster full-time for the 2016-17 season.
- He assisted two of Auston Matthews' four goals. Matthews set an NHL record for most goals scored in a rookie's debut.
- He was named Rookie of the Month by NHL for the month of October.
- He recorded eleven points in nine games, second in league scoring and first among rookie players.
- He scored his first NHL career hat-trick on 4 February 2017 against the Boston Bruins.
- His 61 points helped the Leafs qualify for the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs. They were eliminated in six games by the Washington Capitals.
- He recorded 61 points during the 2017-18 regular season and helped the club to qualify for the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs. They were eliminated in seven games by the Boston Bruins.
- His contract extension deal with the Maple Leafs did not reach any agreement.
- He became a restricted free agent during the off-season but went unsigned.
- Just weeks before the deadline, he signed a six-year contract for $41.77 million with the Maple Leafs.
- He scored 22 goals and 39 assists recording 61 points in the 2016-17 season.
- He scored 20 goals and 41 assists recording 61 points in the 2017-18 season.
- He scored 7 goals and 20 assists recording 27 points in the 2018-19 season.
- He scored 31 goals and 28 assists recording 59 points in the 2019-20 season.
- He scored 17 goals and 25 assists recording 42 points in the 2020-21 season.
- He scored 34 goals and 46 assists recording 80 points in the 2021-22 season.
William Nylander International Career
- William Nylander was eligible to represent either Canada or Sweden. He chose to represent Sweden.
- He represented Sweden at the 2013 World U17 Hockey Challenge. Sweden won the gold medal where he scored a tournament-high eight assists.
- He led in scoring with 16 points in 7 games at the 2014 IIHF World U18 Championships.
- He made his senior team debut at the 2017 IIHF World Championship.
- He helped Sweden to win gold scoring 14 points in 10 games.
Who is William Nylander Girlfriend?
William Nylander is not married. He is reportedly single at present. He maintains a secret personal life. Detailed information about his dating history, relationships, and girlfriend will be updated here.
What is William Nylander Height?
William Nylander stands at the height of 1.83 m i.e. 6 feet tall. He has a body weight of 191 lbs i.e. 87 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is blue and his hair color is blonde.
His sexual orientation is straight.
What is William Nylander Salary and Net Worth?
William Nylander is one of the popular ice hockey players. He currently plays for the NHL team Toronto Maple Leafs. He signed a six-year contract extension with the Maple Leafs for $41.77 million in 2018. He has an annual salary of around $6 million at present. His net worth is estimated at around $5 million at present.
Trivias About William Nylander You Need To Know.
- His father also played professional ice hockey for several NHL teams.
- His brother also plays ice hockey and was selected eighth overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
- He made his NHL debut at age 19.
- He is the second Maple Leaf to score the only goal of a regular-season game in overtime.
- While a free agent after the 2017-18 season, he spent time skating in Sweden and Austria.
- He finished 5th in the annual NHLPA player poll for best hai in the league in 2018.