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Position Center
Shoots Left
Nickname(s) Nyles
Nyllet
Knees
The Swedish Wayne Gretzky
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Washington Capitals
New York Rangers
Calgary Flames
Tampa Bay Lightning
Boston Bruins
Chicago Blackhawks
Hartford Whalers
Nationality SWE
Born October 3 1972 (1972-10-03) (age 37),
Stockholm, SWE
NHL Draft 59th overall, 1991
Hartford Whalers
Pro Career 1991 – present
Michael Nylander (second row, far right) faces off against the Philadelphia Flyers on 4 January 2007

Michael Nylander (born October 3, 1972) is a Swedish professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Playing career

Nylander was drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the third round (59th overall) in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. In the NHL, he has played for the Hartford Whalers (1992–1994), Calgary Flames (1994–98), Tampa Bay Lightning (1999), Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2002), Washington Capitals (2002–2003), and Boston Bruins (2004), New York Rangers (2005–2007), and Washington Capitals (2007–present).

Nylander was signed by the New York Rangers for the 2005–06 season and played well with All-Star right-winger Jaromír Jágr. He centred the first line and first power play unit. Statistically, Nylander had his best season as he helped the Rangers reach 100 points for the first time since 1994.

Following their 4-3 overtime victory over the Boston Bruins on April 8, 2006, Nylander was interviewed by NBC's Pierre McGuire. He popped the word "shit" on live television, when speaking about his relationship with Pierre McGuire back in Hartford. Bill Clement mentioned there was no 5-second delay, however Clement and the rest of the NBC crew did issue an immediate apology. Nylander scored the game-winning goal in overtime. The National Hockey League and the Federal Communications Commission never made a decision on this situation.

As reported on the Edmonton Oilers website, Nylander's agent had agreed to a contract with the Oilers. While expecting to receive a signed contract, the Oilers instead found out that he had signed with the Washington Capitals.

Nylander tore his rotator cuff during a faceoff against the Florida Panthers on December 1, 2007. Nylander missed the next four games before returning to play the next thirteen games. Eventually, Nylander was forced to have surgery to repair the tear on January 16, 2008, and missed the rest of the 2007–08 regular season and playoffs.

Transactions

  • March 4, 2004- Traded by the Washington Capitals to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Boston's 2005 4th round compensatory choice and Boston's 2006 2nd round draft choice.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1989–90 Huddinge IK Swe-2 31 7 15 22 4 5 3 0 3 0
1990–91 Huddinge IK Swe-2 33 14 20 34 10 2 0 0 0 0
1991–92 AIK SEL 40 11 17 28 30 3 1 4 5 4
1992–93 Hartford Whalers NHL 59 11 22 33 36 -- -- -- -- --
1993–94 Hartford Whalers NHL 58 11 33 44 24 -- -- -- -- --
1993–94 Springfield Indians AHL 4 0 9 9 0 -- -- -- -- --
1993–94 Calgary Flames NHL 15 2 9 11 6 3 0 0 0 0
1994–95 JYP SM-l 16 11 19 30 63 -- -- -- -- --
1994–95 Calgary Flames NHL 6 0 1 1 2 6 0 6 6 2
1995–96 Calgary Flames NHL 73 13 38 51 20 4 0 0 0 0
1996–97 HC Lugano NLA 36 12 43 55 28 8 3 8 11 8
1997–98 Calgary Flames NHL 65 13 23 36 24 -- -- -- -- --
1998–99 Calgary Flames NHL 9 2 3 5 2 -- -- -- -- --
1998–99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 24 2 7 9 6 -- -- -- -- --
1999–00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 11 1 2 3 4 -- -- -- -- --
1999–00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 66 23 28 51 26 -- -- -- -- --
2000–01 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 25 39 64 32 -- -- -- -- --
2001–02 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 15 46 61 50 5 0 3 3 2
2002–03 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 9 0 4 4 4 -- -- -- -- --
2002–03 Washington Capitals NHL 71 17 39 56 36 6 3 2 5 8
2003–04 Washington Capitals NHL 3 0 2 2 8 -- -- -- -- --
2003–04 Boston Bruins NHL 15 1 11 12 14 6 3 3 6 0
2004–05 Kärpät SM-l 23 5 15 20 22 -- -- -- -- --
2004–05 SKA Saint Petersburg RSL 8 2 5 7 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004–05 Ak Bars Kazan RSL 5 0 1 1 2 -- -- -- -- --
2005–06 New York Rangers NHL 81 23 56 79 76 4 0 1 1 0
2006–07 New York Rangers NHL 79 26 57 83 42 10 6 7 13 0
2007–08 Washington Capitals NHL 40 11 26 37 24 -- -- -- -- --
2008–09 Washington Capitals NHL 72 9 24 33 32
NHL totals 920 209 470 679 468 44 12 22 34 12

Awards

  • Silver medal World Junior Championship in 1992.
  • World Junior Championship's Best Forward in 1992.
  • Named to the World Junior Championship All-Star Team in 1992.
  • Elitserien Rookie of the Year in 1992.
  • Gold medal World Championship in 1992 and 2006.
  • World Championship's Best Forward in 1993 and 1997.
  • Silver medal World Championship in 1993 and 1997.
  • Named to the World Championship All-Star Team in 1997.
  • Bronze medal World Championship in 1999 and 2002.

Records

  • 1993 World Championship record for most assists

External links

  • Michael Nylander's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Michael Nylander's biography at Legends of Hockey
  • Nylander a Swede Sensation in NY (nhlpa.com)
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