Since announcing his arrival on NHL in 2015-16 season, William has registered 48 goals and 87 assists in as many as 185 regular season games for the Leafs. Prior to that, the young star bagged a goal medal representing Sweden at the 2013 World U-17 Hockey Challenge.
William’s Bio: Age, Dad
William Nylander was born as a son of a Swedish retired professional ice hockey player, Michael Nylander, on 1 May 1996. Also known for his birth name, William Andrew Michael Junior Nylander Altelius, he hails from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. William’s dad, Michael was a center for the Calgary Flames prior to his retirement.
William spent a major part of his childhood in the United States as his father spanned his NHL career with multiple teams. William moved to Sweden at the age of 14 alongside his siblings: Daniella, Stephanie, Michelle, Jaqueline, and Alexander. His younger brother, Alexander Nylander is also an ice-hockey player currently playing for Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League as a prospect of the NHL side, Buffalo Sabres.
Career & Net Worth
It is no surprise that the young talent redeems compelling net worth from his promising NHL career which is believed to be around $10 Million. However, the Maple Leafs’ star was having some issues to sign a new agreement with his team before the December 2018 deadline. Apparently, William agreed to a $41.77 Million-worth six-year contract with the team few minutes before the deadline.
Following the footsteps of his father, William turned a major role in ice hockey as a youth player for the New York Rangers minor ice hockey team. Some four years later, he made his Allsvenskan debut on 14 February 2013, playing alongside his father with Södertälje SK.
William Nylander in his Toronto Maple Leafs’ Shirt (Picture Source: NHL)
The journey of a teenager got much more blissful as he was bound to a three-year contract with NHL side Toronto Maple Leafs on 18 August 2014. After being drafted eighth overall, William impressed with his pre-season goal against the Philadelphia Flyers. Subsequently, he made his NHL debut against the Tampa Bay Lightning on 29 February 2016.
William’s senior international debut came at the 2017 IHF World Championship, where Sweden bagged a goal medal. Since then, he has recorded 7 each international goals and assists for his country.
William’s Relationship Life: Does He Have A Girlfriend?
Good news ladies! The handsome & hunk sportsman is distant far from any relationships. In fact, he himself has announced to be leading a single and career-oriented life.
But then, William has opened about his interest in keeping a relationship. Hopefully, we get to know which lucky lady stands out to be his girlfriend anytime soon!
William Nylander’s top goals in the 2016-2017 season (Video Source: YouTube)
Till then, keep patient and watch some of William’s best NHL goals!
Some Interesting Facts About William Nylander
- Despite hailing from Canada, William was granted the eligibility to represent Sweden in the international platform by the International Ice Hockey Federation on 12 November 2012.
- William’s 14 points in 10 games were enough to entitle him the tournament MVP at the 2017 IIHF World Championship.