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Alexander Nylander

Date of Birth March 2, 1998
Height 6' 1
Weight 178
Country Sweden
Position Left Winger
Shoots Right
Amateur Team AIK AIK
2016 NHL Mock DraftRd # Team
DraftSite Mock Draft Projection17Arizona Arizona
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DraftSite Mock Draft HistoryVersion 12: 05-12-201616Calgary Calgary
Version 11: 05-11-201616Calgary Calgary
Version 10: 04-11-201617Buffalo Buffalo
Version 9: 03-22-201616Buffalo Buffalo
Version 8: 03-12-201616Winnipeg Winnipeg
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Drafted in 2016 NHL Draft: 1st Round, 8th Overall Pick by Buffalo Buffalo
Additional Information Brother of William and son of Micheal is a speedy offensive wing with a high skill set, great vision and excellent offensive instincts. I went into this season thinking of him as I do many hockey siblings - same bloodline but far less talent. My opinion was based on his awkward skating stride and lack of speed. He had high-end offensive instincts, exceptionally soft hands and puck handling skills, but just didn’t display the wheels to complete the portrait. He must have committed to improving his feet and has clearly shown he can generate the attack and make teammates better. He may never reach his brother skill set, but is unselfish to a fault, and strong competitor. He has a really quick shot, but his soft hands make him a brilliant set up artist. He generates chances because he reads situations well, and quickly reacts with precise passes through traffic. As a scorer, he will raise you from your seat with his accurate blistering shot. When his team has possession in the offensive zone, he will find the crack of open space in coverage and surprise with an accurate shot of the pass. His new found quick feet and balance add to his agility and stop/start ability. He always was good East-West who was ultra shifty with the puck. He is now quicker, more dynamic and possible the most skilled player in the draft.


—Bill Placzek—

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