Alexander Nylander

Columbus Blue Jackets logo
Age 26 Mar 2, 1998
Calgary Sweden
Center shoots right
6'1" 185 cm
192 lbs 87 kg
ELC Signing Age 18
Waivers Signing Age 18
UFA Year 2025
Agent Lewis Gross
Draft Year 2016
Drafted Overall 8
Draft Round 1
Draft Team Buffalo Sabres logo

Transaction History
Mar 2, 2024 Columbus Blue Jackets | Alexander Nylander | Nylander notched an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Mar 1, 2024 Columbus Blue Jackets | Alexander Nylander | Nylander scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Feb 24, 2024 Columbus Blue Jackets | Alexander Nylander | Nylander (not injury related) took part in Saturday's practice, Jeff Svoboda of the Columbus Blue Jackets' official site reports.
Feb 23, 2024 Columbus Blue Jackets | Alexander Nylander | Nylander (not injury related) will not be in the lineup Friday when the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Buffalo Sabres, according to Aaron Portzline of The Athletic.
Feb 22, 2024 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Emil Bemstrom from the Columbus Blue Jackets for Alexander Nylander and a 2026 6th round pick
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Dec 8, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Alexander Nylander | Nylander was sent to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday.
Dec 3, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Alexander Nylander | Nylander was recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday.
Nov 29, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Alexander Nylander | Nylander was returned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday, Dave Molinari of Pittsburgh Hockey Now reports.
Nov 21, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Alexander Nylander | Nylander was called up from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday.
Oct 5, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Alexander Nylander | Nylander was put on waivers by Pittsburgh on Thursday, per Chris Johnston of TSN.
Apr 29, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Alexander Nylander | Nylander signed a one-year contract with Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Apr 11, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Alexander Nylander | Nylander was elevated from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday.
Apr 9, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Alexander Nylander | Nylander was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday.
Apr 7, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Alexander Nylander | Nylander was promoted by Pittsburgh on an emergency basis Friday.
Apr 6, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Alexander Nylander | Nylander was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Thursday.
Apr 6, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Alexander Nylander | Nylander was recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Thursday.
Apr 3, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Alexander Nylander | Nylander was loaned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Monday.
Mar 10, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Alexander Nylander | Nylander was recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday.
Mar 9, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Alexander Nylander | Nylander was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Thursday.
Mar 7, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins | Alexander Nylander | Nylander was recalled on an emergency basis by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday.
Jul 11, 2022 Pittsburgh Penguins | Alexander Nylander | Nylander signed a one year, two-way deal with Pittsburgh on Monday. It is worth $750,000 at the NHL level.
Jan 5, 2022 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Alexander Nylander from the Chicago Blackhawks for Sam Lafferty
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Oct 10, 2021 Chicago Blackhawks | Alexander Nylander | Nylander was sent to AHL Rockford on Sunday, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Aug 16, 2021 Chicago Blackhawks | Alexander Nylander | Nylander inked a one-year, $847,125 deal with Chicago on Monday.
May 12, 2021 Chicago Blackhawks | Alexander Nylander | According to general manager Stan Bowman, Nylander (knee) will be "fully healed and ready to go by training camp," Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.
Apr 19, 2021 Chicago Blackhawks | Alexander Nylander | Nylander (knee) took part in individual drills at Monday's practice, according to a video from his personal Twitter account.
Jan 12, 2021 Chicago Blackhawks | Alexander Nylander | The Blackhawks placed Nylander (knee) on long-term injured reserve Tuesday.
Dec 23, 2020 Chicago Blackhawks | Alexander Nylander | Nylander underwent surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee Monday and will be sidelined for four to six months.
Jul 9, 2019 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Buffalo Sabres acquired Henri Jokiharju from the Chicago Blackhawks for Alexander Nylander
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Apr 8, 2019 Buffalo Sabres | Assigned RW Alexander Nylander to Rochester (AHL).
Mar 10, 2019 Buffalo Sabres | Recalled LW Alexander Nylander from Rochester (AHL).
Oct 1, 2018 Buffalo Sabres | Assigned LW Alexander Nylander to Rochester (AHL).
Apr 8, 2018 Buffalo Sabres | Assigned RW Alexander Nylander to Rochester (AHL).
Apr 3, 2018 Buffalo Sabres | Recalled RW Alexander Nylander from Rochester (AHL).
Jan 11, 2018 Buffalo Sabres | Assigned RW Alexander Nylander to Rochester (AHL).
Oct 3, 2017 Buffalo Sabres | Assigned RW Alexander Nylander to Rochester (AHL).
Apr 3, 2017 Buffalo Sabres | Recalled LW Alexander Nylander from Rochester (AHL).
Jan 7, 2017 Buffalo Sabres | Assigned LW Alexander Nylander to Rochester (AHL).
Dec 20, 2016 Buffalo Sabres | Assigned RW Alexander Nylander to National Team Sweden (WJC).
Oct 11, 2016 Buffalo Sabres | Assigned RW Alexander Nylander to Rochester (AHL).
Jul 15, 2016 Buffalo Sabres | Signed LW Alexander Nylander to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2023-2024 Regular Season Stats

Alexander Nylander
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins logo 5 0 0 0 0 0 58 50.00 52.10 4.80 52.10 2.08
Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets logo 4 1 2 3 0 0 39 100.00 65.60 14.10 55.40 11.50 3.06
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2012-2013 Stockholm Nord TV-Pucken 8 1 1 2 0
2012-2013 SDE HF U16 U16 Div.1 23 8 11 19 8
2013-2014 Stockholm Nord TV-Pucken 5 0 2 2 4
2013-2014 SDE HF U16 U16 Div.1 5 3 6 9 0
2013-2014 SDE HF J18 J18 Region 21 9 27 36 2
2013-2014 Södertälje SK J18 J18 Nationell 17 12 10 22 6
2013-2014 Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 3 1 1 2 0
2014-2015 Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 17 4 6 10 0
2014-2015 AIK J18 J18 Region 2 0 2 2 0 Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0
2014-2015 AIK J20 J20 Nationell 42 15 25 40 12 Playoffs 2 0 1 1 0
2014-2015 Sweden U17 WHC-17 6 2 5 7 0
2014-2015 AIK HockeyAllsvenskan 3 0 0 0 0
2014-2015 AIK J18 J18 Nationell 5 2 11 13 2 Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0
2014-2015 AIK HockeyAllsvenskan 4 1 1 2 0
Draft Yr 2015-2016 Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 12 5 12 17 6
Draft Yr 2015-2016 Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 2 4 6 6
Draft Yr 2015-2016 Mississauga Steelheads OHL 57 28 47 75 18 Playoffs 6 6 6 12 0
Draft Yr 2015-2016 Sweden U20 WJC-20 7 4 5 9 0
Draft Yr 2015-2016 Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 10 6 7 13 2
Draft Yr 2015-2016 Sweden U18 WJC-18 7 3 8 11 0
2016-2017 Rochester Americans AHL 65 10 18 28 6
2016-2017 Sweden U20 WJC-20 7 5 7 12 0
2016-2017 Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 8 5 9 14 0
2016-2017 Buffalo Sabres NHL 4 0 1 1 0 46 33.33 31.11 -14.78 47.38 2.36 0.00 1.30
2017-2018 Rochester Americans AHL 51 8 19 27 10 Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
2017-2018 Sweden U20 WJC-20 7 1 6 7 2
2017-2018 Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 7 1 6 7 2
2017-2018 Buffalo Sabres NHL 3 1 0 1 0 36 25.00 41.72 -12.98 48.67 -1.21 1.69 1.69
2018-2019 Rochester Americans AHL 49 12 19 31 12
2018-2019 Buffalo Sabres NHL 12 2 2 4 4 133 40.00 48.77 0.81 56.13 5.33 0.45 1.35
2019-2020 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 65 10 16 26 10 706 50.00 48.70 2.00 49.30 1.40 0.85 1.95 Playoffs 8 0 0 0 0
2020-2021 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 Rockford IceHogs AHL 23 8 4 12 2
2021-2022 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 44 14 16 30 8 Playoffs 6 3 3 6 0
2022-2023 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 55 25 25 50 8
2022-2023 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 9 1 1 2 6 109 55.60 64.50 9.90 62.80 7.90 0.55 1.10
2022-2023 Sweden WC 8 0 2 2 2
2022-2023 Sweden EHT 3 2 0 2 0
2022-2023 Sweden (all) International 12 3 2 5 2
2023-2024 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 43 17 15 32 6
2023-2024 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 5 0 0 0 0 58 50.00 52.10 4.80 52.10 2.08
2023-2024 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 4 1 2 3 0 39 100.00 65.60 14.10 55.40 11.50 3.06
Alexander Nylander Stats by Elite Prospects | Alexander Nylander Advanced Stats by

Active Contract

Signing Team Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Signing Date April 29, 2023
Signing Status RFA
Agent Lewis Gross
Qualifying Offer on Expiry $813,750
Standard Contract | 1 Years $775,000 0.93% of cap space
2023-2024
Cap Hit $775,000
RFA
AAV $775,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $775,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $775,000
Minors Salary $775,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Signing Date July 11, 2022
Signing Status RFA
Agent Lewis Gross
Qualifying Offer on Expiry $787,500
Standard Contract | 1 Years $750,000 0.91% of cap space
2022-2023
Cap Hit $750,000
RFA
AAV $750,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $750,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $750,000
Minors Salary $300,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Chicago Blackhawks logo
Signing Date August 16, 2021
Signing Status RFA
Agent Lewis Gross
Qualifying Offer on Expiry $917,831
Standard Contract | 1 Years $874,125 1.07% of cap space
2021-2022
Cap Hit $874,125
RFA
AAV $874,125
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $874,125
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $874,125
Minors Salary $874,125
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Buffalo Sabres logo
Signing Date July 15, 2016
Agent Lewis Gross
Entry Level Contract | 5 Years $4,409,165 1.27% of cap space
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Cap Hit $925,000 $894,166 $863,333 $863,333 $863,333
RFA
AAV $1,775,000 $1,744,166 $1,713,333 $1,713,333 $1,713,333
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $850,000 $850,000 $850,000
Base Salary $0 $0 $832,500 $832,500 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500 $92,500 $0 $0
Total Salary $0 $0 $925,000 $832,500 $832,500
Minors Salary $0 $0 $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year