He was born in Canada. Too bad HC didnt try and convince him to play for them instead. Wonder what his potential ceiling is?
Well, he him self said playing for any other country except Sweden was out of the question. I wouldn't be surprised if HC has approached him though. But geting exceptional status would be much harder if he'd applied to play for Canada.
Was Nylander not eligible for any national team, He hasn't played long enough in either Canada or Sweden and he doesn't hold an american citizenship.
No. I don't think he has played in Canada after 14 years of age. Only USA and Sweden. But since he doesn't have an American citizenship, playing fot the USA was not even possible. He'd have been eligable to play for Sweden after this season any way, but the Swedish hockey federation wanted him to play the U18-WJC this spring witch ment they had to apply for exceptional status.
4 point game today. Still leads the entire scoring in J20 SuperElit with 38 points in 23 games. As a 16 year old.
For comparision, Daniel Sedin had 40 points in 26 games at the same age. Henrik had 36 points in 26 games. Other more recent players have been hovering around 1 PPG. Players such as Filip Forsberg, Andre Burakovsky, Sebastian Collberg and Victor Rask. If Nylander keeps going like this he'll beat all of those guys with ease. The scoring-leader of all time among 16 year olds is Collberg with 44 points in 35 games. And Nylander already has 38.
Can someone explain me why most ranking put him middle of 1st round? With this impressive number at this young age he should be potential top 5...no?
Now he's 14+26 in 24 games. Can't remember the last time a 16 year old scored at this clip in SuperElit.
Could possibly become the best offensive player to come a long for Sweden in ages. Though i'd like to see him with SSK in Allsvenskan, wich is bound to happen this season if he keeps his spectacular play up.
Can't immagine Mikael was any where near Williams production at 16. Hard to find junior stats from those days so it's hard to tell.
I remember watching him in the 2011 TV-pucken, I remember that I was very impressed by his game and I think I didn't see him lose the puck once, considering how much ice time he had and how much puck possesion he had, that's quite impressive.