Nylander received a qualifying offer from the Maple Leafs. Nylander is the first of the Leafs 'Big Three' eligible for a new deal; Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner are up next. He has 135 points in 185 games and may seek a deal like David Pastrnak signed with the Bruins. That was a six-year deal with an average annual cap hit of $6.67 million. Or Nylander could ink a bridge deal at a lesser amount, hoping that his performance will do the talking for a bigger pay day in the future.
Nylander had two helpers in a 7-4 loss to the Bruins in Wednesday's Game 7. It wasn't the most impressive series for Nylander, as even with these two points he only had one goal, two assists, and 11 shots on goal in the seven-game series. That said, the 21-year-old had 61 points for the second straight season, and his best years are still ahead of him.
Nylander banged home a rebound to score the first tally in what would be a 3-1 victory over Boston on Monday. Nylander's goal was his first of the postseason and ended a seven-game drought. The winger has been getting plenty of opportunities to find the back of the net, as he is averaging 15:37 of ice time versus the Bruins, including 1:41 with the man advantage. If the Leafs are going to make it to the second round and beyond, they are going to need scoring from their depth guys, and the 21-year-old is no exception.
Nylander notched a pair of goals and an assist as his team eased to a 5-2 win over Buffalo on Monday. Nylander is a small step behind the 61 points he scored last year, but at 59 points, he's still been pretty solid. His plus-minus has leapt from minus-3 last year to plus-21 this year, showing that while his points might have slightly dipped, he's become a more well-rounded player in his third year. He's now a great all-around option and an easy fantasy start.
Nylander notched his 17th goal of the season in Saturday's 4-3 win over Detroit. Nylander has three goals in his last four games and four points in his last five. The return of Auston Matthews has taken some of the pressure off the young pivot, but he's still a long way from equaling his 61-point season from last year. Nylander has 54 points in 75 games.
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