Nylander picked up two assists, including one on the power play, in Saturday's win at home over the Rangers. Nylander has three points (one goal, two assists) in his first two games. His offensive talents have been on full display, and -- just as importantly -- his two-way game has been super sharp. Nylander's plus-minus sits at a remarkable plus-6 after two games. His already high fantasy value will climb even more if he can maintain a strong two-way focus.
Nylander registered a goal and was the team leader in plus-minus (plus-4) Wednesday in a 7-2 win over Winnipeg. Nylander lit it up in the preseason, and he's showing that was no fluke with his performance Opening Night. The ice-time situation is murky in Toronto with Mike Babcock shuffling lines, but he should get his chances, making the 21-year-old poised for a breakout year.
Nylander scored his fourth goal this preseason in Friday's 4-2 win over the Red Wings. He and linemate Auston Matthews have been on fire this preseason and each man converted a pass from the other in Friday's win. Nylander's star continues to rise.
Nylander is not on focusing the fact that he is entering the final year of his entry-level deal, Kristen Shilton of TSN reports. Nylander's 22-goal, 39-assist rookie campaign was somewhat overshadowed by teammate Auston Matthews putting up 69 points of his own. The 21-year-old Nylander is going to be vital to the Maple Leafs' resurgence. so it's hard to imagine they won't work out a deal; however, the team is already hard up against the cap and has to make sure it has the space to lock in Matthews and Mitch Marner, who are both in the second year of their entry-level deals.
Nylander was named the tournament MVP at the IIHF World Championship, Yahoo! Sports reports. Nylander had an outstanding tourney and led Sweden to gold over Canada on Sunday. This guy's star continues to rise.
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