Alexander Nylander
Alexander Nylander
22-Year-Old Right WingRW
Chicago Blackhawks
2019 Fantasy Outlook
It's too early to give up on Nylander altogether, but owners in redraft leagues should probably look elsewhere until he shows some signs of development. The younger brother of Toronto's William Nylander was also selected eighth overall, but Alexander hasn't found nearly as much success, registering only six points in 19 games with the Sabres and a pedestrian 86 points in 165 AHL games since Buffalo took him in the 2016 draft. While an offseason trade to Chicago has given Nylander a fresh start, he's no lock to even make the roster. This is a guy to keep an eye on in camp, but nothing more for now. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $5.33 million contract with the Sabres in July of 2016. Traded to the Blackhawks in July of 2019.
Gets pair of third-period points
RWChicago Blackhawks
March 11, 2020
Nylander scored a goal and an assist with two shots in Wednesday's 6-2 win over San Jose.
ANALYSIS
Nylander logged both of his points during the third period, scoring 91 seconds in for a 4-1 lead and assisting on a Patick Kane goal to make it 5-1 with 3:41 remaining. The former Buffalo first-round pick has produced 10 goals and 26 points in his first season with Chicago.
Read More News
NHL Stats
Loading Skater Stats...
2019
2018
2017
2016
2019 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2018 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2017 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2016 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    12:08
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:10
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
12:52
0:39
0:00
2018–19
0:00
0:00
0:00
2018–19
12:12
0:59
0:00
2019–20
12:08
1:10
0:00
Blackhawks Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Blackhawks Power Play Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Alexander Nylander
FanDuel NHL: Friday Targets
28 days ago
Jason Chen is stacking against the Red Wings with a trio of Blackhawks forwards Friday.
DraftKings NHL: Friday Breakdown
28 days ago
Neil Parker previews Friday’s DraftKings slate, which features six games.
Frozen Fantasy: Revisiting Past Drafts
68 days ago
In addition to her standard waiver fare, Janet Eagleson reexamines recent NHL Drafts to see which players have performed the best.
FanDuel NHL: Monday Targets
102 days ago
Neil Parker tees up Monday’s FanDuel slate, providing his best insights for a winning lineup.
NHL Prospects: December 2019 Update
107 days ago
Jon Litterine details his December update to his Top 200 Prospects list.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
Admittedly, the success of older brother William has put some pressure on Alexander to make his mark right away. However, two seasons into his pro career he's appeared in just seven games in the NHL, including three last year. The Sabres are bringing Nylander along slowly, but he showed a lot of improvement in his second season with AHL Rochester based on 27 points in 51 games in addition to dominating the competition at the World Juniors again. Nylander is an ideal scorer for either of Buffalo's two young centers, but he may not be ready for the rigors of the NHL yet, so he'll likely spend another season in the AHL where he's guaranteed to be a top-line player and a go-to scoring option.
Nylander scored 17 points in 29 games with AHL Rochester to begin the 2016-17 season and was a dynamic force for Team Sweden at the World Juniors, but he struggled mightily upon his return and finished with just 28 points in 65 games for the Amerks. Entering his second pro season, Nylander will be hard-pressed to secure an NHL roster spot unless he has an outstanding training camp. The son of former NHL star Michael Nylander and the younger brother of budding young Maple Leafs star William Nylander, Alexander carries the weight of great expectations as the 2016 draft’s eighth overall pick, but he needs more time to adjust, gain strength and develop his skills. The likely plan for the 19-year-old Nylander is for him to play a significant role in the AHL and serve as an occasional call-up as necessary, followed by a chance to earn a full-time roster spot in 2018-19.
Buffalo’s first-round pick in the 2016 draft, Nylander led OHL Mississauga in scoring with 75 points in 57 games during the regular season and 12 points in six playoff games, displaying the same kind of creative playmaking ability that got older brother William drafted in the first-round in 2014. The younger Nylander is a little bigger, but there’s certainly no shortage of skill and he projects to be a first-line winger. However, the Sabres aren’t a contender yet and may not carry Nylander on the roster for the 2016-17 season, instead letting the 18-year-old develop further in major junior or the AHL. The Sabres didn’t hesitate to send Sam Reinhart back to the WHL for another year and reaped the benefits when he scored 23 goals as a rookie last season; Nylander may be on the same path.
More Fantasy News
Converts pair of goals
RWChicago Blackhawks
February 15, 2020
Nylander scored twice on four shots in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Flames.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Two-point effort ends slump
RWChicago Blackhawks
January 19, 2020
Nylander scored a goal and added an assist in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Jets.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Shakes loose from goal slump
RWChicago Blackhawks
December 19, 2019
Nylander scored a goal and picked up an assist with three shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Jets.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Supplies helper in loss
RWChicago Blackhawks
December 10, 2019
Nylander managed a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Golden Knights.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Scores twice in third period
RWChicago Blackhawks
November 16, 2019
Nylander scored on both of his shots and was plus-3 in Saturday's 7-2 win over Nashville.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.