William Nylander Player Info

William Nylander

#88

Position

Left Wing

Shoots

Right

Salary

$5,825,000 Exp. 2024 (UFA)

Height

6'0"

Weight

196 lbs

Cap Hit

$5,825,000

Age

25

Birthplace

Calgary, AB,
Canada

Clause

No Trade

Years Pro

7

Drafted

2014:R1 - 8th

Status Report

ROTOWIRE / Thu, Apr 8

News

Henrique scored a goal on four shots and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.

Impact

Henrique opened the scoring on a pass from Danton Heinen in the first period. The 31-year-old Henrique shares the Ducks' goal-scoring lead with Maxime Comtois -- both forwards have 11 this year. Henrique has added six helpers, 67 shots on net, 35 hits and a minus-9 rating through 36 games. The center has just two goals in his last eight appearances.

William Nylander Player Statistics

DATE OPP RESULT G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG S% TOI
02/12 at W 8-3 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 00:16:38
29/11 at W 1-5 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 00:16:36
27/11 at W 1-4 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 00:19:33
25/11 at W 2-6 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 00:25:05
22/11 at W 0-3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 00:18:18
TEAM GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SEASON
22 8 11 19 1 6 3 5 2021-2022
51 17 25 42 9 16 4 7 2020-2021
3 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 2019-2020
54 7 20 27 -4 16 1 5 2018-2019
81 22 39 61 -3 32 9 17 2016-2017
22 6 7 13 1 4 1 2 2015-2016
TEAM GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA PLAYOFF
7 5 3 8 3 4 1 0 2020-2021
7 1 3 4 -3 0 0 1 2018
6 1 3 4 4 2 0 0 2017

William Nylander Player Bio


William Nylander

ON-ICE VALUE
Top-Six Forward

STRENGTHS
Skating: Nylander is an outstanding skater who can pull away from or dance around defenders without breaking a sweat. His combination of pure wheels, great lateral agility and strong edges allows him to navigate through the neutral zone very effectively. Few forwards are better at gaining controlled zone entries.

Puck-Handling: He seldom tries to dangle through opponents, but his ability to keep the puck away from them is undeniable. He simply has a knack for carrying the biscuit and can stick-handle his way around almost any situation. It’s almost like the puck is glued to his tape at times.

Dual Threat: After starting his career as more of a pass-first player, Nylander has emerged as a proper dual threat. He possesses a hellacious wrist shot and displays great hands in tight, as he’s developed the good habit of playing closer to the action. With that said, his vision and passing touch remain superb.

WEAKNESSES
Engagement Level: He handles himself reasonably well in the trenches. In fact, he’s most productive from there. However, his willingness to enter the dirty areas fluctuates from shift to shift. Even though he’s added a fair bit of mass over the years, he sometimes appears downright terrified of physical contact.

Defense: Nylander’s strongest defensive contributions come in the form of puck possession. In his zone, things can get ugly. He frequently loses his angle on point men or gets confused as to which player he should pick up during scrambles. He’s well below average in his end.

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