William Nylander may just be in his early twenties, but he is no new face in Ice Hockey. This young and handsome sportsman has done quite well for himself since venturing into the sport. In 2009, he participated in the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the New York Rangers minor ice hockey group. In 2013, William earned a gold medal while representing Sweden at the 2013 World U-17 hockey challenge. He closed his 2013–14 season with a successful 22-game rookie stint in the SHL, getting considered as a possible candidate for the SHL Rookie of the year.
He was chosen in the first round, eighth overall, in the 2014 NHL Entry draft. William also displayed his amazing skills at the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship and was named Rookie of the month in 2016. The 2017-18 season saw William on an 11-game scoring drought, which closed with an overtime goal against the New Jersey Devils. The goal made him the second member of the Maple Leaf to secure the only goal of a regular-season game in overtime in franchise history.
Keep reading for more information regarding William Nylander’s personal life, his net worth, and much more.
William Nylander’s Biography
This talented ice hockey star hails from Sweden but was born in Calgary Alberta, Canada. His birthday is on the first of May, 1996 and he bears more than three names; William Andrew Michael Junior Nylander Alterius. William spent a major part of his childhood years in the United States but spent summers in Sweden where his family eventually moved to when he was 14. His siblings are named Daniella, Stephanie, Michelle, Jacquline, and Alexander.
In 2014, after he made the draft, the Maple Leafs unveiled they had signed him to a three-year, entry-level contract. The ice hockey star made his NHL debut on 29 February 2016 when he competed against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Though William Nylander is Canadian-born, the International Ice Hockey Federation ruled in 2012, that he is entitled to represent his home country, Sweden in international play.
His Salary and Net Worth
If you guessed that this dude bags a six-figure pay annually, then you guessed right! William and The Maple Leafs are reported to have encountered issues reaching an agreement as regards his new contract for the 2018-19 season which caused him to be absent from some of their games. While he was absent from the games, he went skating in Sweden and Austria.
As fate would have it, they eventually came to a consensus prior to the December 1 deadline and Will was able to secure a six-year, $41.77 million deal with the team. It is believed that he has a net worth of $10 million.
Who’s His Girlfriend?
A lot of female fans of William Nylander will be elated to know that this handsome hunk is still in the market. He has revealed that he is single, confirming the reports about him not having a love life. But then, he’s open to keeping a relationship, so let’s wait and see the damsel who will succeed in stealing his heart.
Interesting Facts about William
1. Ice Hockey Lives in his Genes
William’s incredible ice hockey skills are as a result of the fact that he is genetically superior when it comes to playing the sport. His dad, Michael Nylander is a retired ice hockey player for the Calgary Flames which caused Will to spend many of the early years of his life in the United States. When Will made his Allsvenskan debut in 2013, he did it alongside his dad, Michael at Sodertalje SK. His uncle, Peter Nylander was also an ice hockey player.
Did you know that William Nylander’s kid brother, Alexander Nylander is Buffalo Sabres prospect? This dude made the eight spot overall in the 2016 NHL Draft. Ice hockey certainly runs in the Nylander family!
2. About his Mother
One of Will’s names, Alterius comes from his mother. She goes by the names, Camilla Alterius. Not much has been disclosed about her.
3. Height and Weight
Staunch fans of William Nylander will not be surprised to hear that the hockey star stands as tall as 6 ft 0 inches (183 cm). It is also not a secret that he weighs 191 lb (87 kg).