Nylander scored on both of his shots and was plus-3 in Saturday's 7-2 win over Nashville. Nylander scored back-to-back goals late in the third period, his third and fourth tallies of the season. The 21-year-old was stuck in a lengthy goal drought, having gone his previous 14 games without lighting the lamp. The eighth overall pick in 2016, Nylander has plenty of upside but hasn't yet put it all together i the NHL.
Nylander had two assists and added two shots with a plus-2 rating in a 5-3 loss to Washington on Sunday. The 21-year-old set up goals by Drake Caggiula and Patrick Kane for his first multi-point outing as a Blackhawk. The former Buffalo first-rounder is off to a fairly productive start with his new organization, collecting two goals and two assists in his first five games. He had six points in 19 career games over parts of three seasons with the Sabres and is looking to revitalize his career. He was drafted eighth overall by Buffalo in 2016.
Nylander scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 3-1 win over the Oilers. Nylander's third-period tally became more important when James Neal got the Oilers on the board later in the frame. The tally was Nylander's second of the year in three games. The first-round pick from 2016 will need to continue to produce offense to move up the lineup before he becomes relevant in fantasy.
Nylander scored on his lone shot on goal in Chicago's 4-3 loss to the Flyers on Monday. An offseason trade acquisition, Nylander found the net in his Blackhawks debut and displayed a goal-scorer's touch on his first-period snipe. The No. 8 pick from the 2016 draft, Nylander failed to gain any traction while with Buffalo and finished his Sabres tenure with just three goals and six points in 19 games over the past three seasons. Perhaps a fresh start with a new organization will unlock the talent that once made him a top-10 pick.
The Blackhawks acquired Nylander from the Sabres on Tuesday in exchange for defenseman Henri Jokiharju. The two clubs will exchange recent first-round picks, as Nylander (No. 8 overall in 2016) and Jokiharju (No. 29 overall in 2017) swap sides. Nylander, 21, appeared in 19 NHL contests over parts of the past three seasons, tallying three goals and three assists. The winger will be in the fold through the 2021-22 season and could have a greater opportunity to see ice time at hockey's top level in Chicago than would have been possible in Buffalo.
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