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MICHAEL NYLANDER  Sweden

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BIRTHYEAR 1972-10-03 BIRTHPLACEStockholm, SWE
AGE 43 NATION Sweden
POSITION C SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 181 cm / 5'11" WEIGHT 87 kg / 192 lbs
YOUTH TEAM Huddinge IK STATUS Retired
NHL DRAFT 1991 round 3 #59 overall by Hartford Whalers


Brothers: Peter Nylander, Thommy Nylander
Sons: William Nylander, Alexander Nylander

Team Staff profile of Michael Nylander also available

© Photo: Bildbyrån

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1987-88 RA 73 Division 1 3 0 000 |            
 1988-89 Huddinge IK J20 Juniorserien - - --- |            
 1989-90 Huddinge IK Division 1 31 7 15224 | Playoffs 5 3 030  
  Sweden U18 EJC-18 6 2 460 |            
 1990-91 Huddinge IK Division 1 33 14 203410 | Playoffs 2 0 000  
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 7 6 5118 4 |            
 1991-92 AIK SHL 40 11 172830 | Playoffs 3 1 454  
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 7 8 9176 |            
  Sweden WC 8 0 110 -1 |            
 1992-93 Hartford Whalers NHL 59 11 223336 -7 |            
  Springfield Indians AHL 0 0 000 | Playoffs 3 3 362  
  Sweden WC 7 1 784 6 |            
 1993-94 Hartford Whalers NHL 58 11 334424 -2 |            
  Springfield Indians AHL 4 0 990 0 |            
  Calgary Flames NHL 15 2 9116 10 | Playoffs 3 0 000 -1 
 1994-95 JyP HT  Liiga 16 11 193063 18 |            
  Calgary Flames NHL 6 0 112 1 | Playoffs 6 0 662 -3 
 1995-96 Calgary Flames NHL 73 17 385520 0 | Playoffs 4 0 000 -4 
  Sweden WCup 4 2 130 0 |            
  Sweden WC 3 2 350 2 |            
 1996-97 HC Lugano NLA 36 12 435528 | Playoffs 8 3 8118  
  Sweden WC 11 6 5116 1 |            
 1997-98 Calgary Flames NHL 65 13 233624 10 |            
  Sweden OG 4 0 006 1 |            
 1998-99 Calgary Flames NHL 9 2 352 1 |            
  Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 24 2 796 -10 |            
  Sweden WC 10 2 468 4 |            
 1999-00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 11 1 234 -3 |            
  Chicago Blackhawks NHL 66 23 285126 9 |            
  Sweden WC 7 1 566 0 |            
  Sweden (all) International 9 2 686 |            
 2000-01 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 25 396432 7 |            
 2001-02 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 15 466150 28 | Playoffs 5 0 332
  Sweden OG 4 1 230 1 |            
  Sweden WC 8 1 670 4 |            
  Sweden (all) International 12 2 8100 |            
 2002-03 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 9 0 444 0 |            
  Washington Capitals NHL 71 17 395636 3 | Playoffs 6 3 258
 2003-04 Washington Capitals NHL 3 0 228 1 |            
  Boston Bruins NHL 15 1 111214 3 | Playoffs 6 3 360
  Sweden WC 7 2 468 -1 |            
  Sweden (all) International 7 2 468 -1 |            
 2004-05 Kärpät  Liiga 23 5 152022 9 |            
  SKA St. Petersburg  Russia 8 2 570 -9 |            
  Ak Bars Kazan  Russia 5 0 112 -1 |            
 2005-06 New York Rangers NHL 81 23 567976 31 | Playoffs 4 0 110 -3 
  Sweden WC 6 1 894 5 |            
  Sweden (all) International 6 1 894 5 |            
 2006-07 New York Rangers NHL 79 26 578342 12 | Playoffs 10 6 7130
 2007-08 Washington Capitals NHL 40 11 263724 -19 |            
 2008-09 Washington Capitals NHL 72 9 243332 0 | Playoffs 3 0 002 -1 
 2009-10 Grand Rapids Griffins  AHL 24 2 161814 -8 |            
  Jokerit  Liiga 14 3 4758 -8 | Playoffs 3 2 130 -1 
  Sweden EHT 3 0 004 0 |            
  Sweden WC 8 1 234 2 |            
  Sweden (all) International 14 2 248 1 |            
 2010-11 Rochester Americans  AHL 7 4 268 -3 |            
 2011-12 ZSC Lions NLA 15 5 5108 -4 |            
  Kloten Flyers NLA 8 0 554 3 | Playoffs 2 0 112 -1 
 2012-13 HC Vita Hästen Division 1 1 0 000 0 |            
  HC Bolzano Italy 1 0 000 |            
  Södertälje SK Allsvenskan 18 5 14194 7 | Kvalserien SHL 10 3 4720 -5 
 2013-14 Rögle BK Allsvenskan 25 3 6922 2 |            
  HC Vita Hästen Division 1 1 1 120 1 |            
  AIK SHL 8 0 114 -7 | Kvalserien SHL 9 2 354
 2014-15 AIK Allsvenskan 11 1 128 -3 |            
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 1987-88 Stockholm TV-Pucken - - --- |            
 2011-12 Kloten Flyers Spengler Cup 3 0 110 |            


TEAM STAFF HISTORY
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE ROLE ON TEAM NOTES
 2014-2015 AIK AllsvenskanAsst. Coach  
 2015-2016 Mississauga Steelheads OHLAsst. Coach  


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 35 6 27 33 0.94 22  -11  | 3 3 3 6 2.00
  Allsvenskan: 54 9 21 30 0.56 34  | 10 3 4 7 0.70 20  -5 
  Division 1: 69 22 36 58 0.84 14  | 7 3 0 3 0.43
  EHT: 3 0 0 0 0.00 |    
  EJC-18: 6 2 4 6 1.00 |    
  International: 48 9 28 37 0.77 26  |    
  Italy: 1 0 0 0 0.00 |    
  Juniorserien: - - - - - |    
  Liiga: 53 19 38 57 1.08 143  19  | 3 2 1 3 1.00 -1 
  NHL: 920 209 470 679 0.74 468  75  | 47 12 22 34 0.72 14 
  NLA: 59 17 53 70 1.19 40  -1  | 10 3 9 12 1.20 10  -1 
  OG: 8 1 2 3 0.38 |    
  Russia: 13 2 6 8 0.62 -10  |    
  SHL: 48 11 18 29 0.60 34  -7  | 12 3 7 10 0.83
  Spengler Cup: 3 0 1 1 0.33 |    
  TV-Pucken: - - - - - |    
  WC: 75 17 45 62 0.83 40  22  |    
  WCup: 4 2 1 3 0.75 |    
  WJC-20: 14 14 14 28 2.00 14  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
1989-1990 U18 EJC Gold Medal
1991-1992 SHL Rookie of the Year
  Swedish Junior Hockey Player of the Year (Årets Junior)
  U20 WJC All-Star Team
  U20 WJC Best Forward
  U20 WJC Most Assists (9)
  U20 WJC Most Goals (8)
  U20 WJC Most Points (17)
  U20 WJC Silver Medal
  World Championship Gold Medal
1992-1993 World Championship Most Assists (7)
  World Championship Silver Medal
1996-1997 World Championship All-Star Team
  World Championship Best Forward
  World Championship Silver Medal
1998-1999 World Championship Bronze Medal
2001-2002 World Championship Bronze Medal
2004-2005 SM-liiga Champion
2005-2006 World Championship Gold Medal
2009-2010 World Championship Bronze Medal
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- SHL Rookie of the Year 91/92
- SM-liiga Champion 04/05
- Swedish Junior Hockey Player of the Year (Årets Junior) 91/92
- U18 EJC Gold Medal 89/90
- U20 WJC All-Star Team 91/92
- U20 WJC Best Forward 91/92
- U20 WJC Most Assists 91/92
- U20 WJC Most Goals 91/92
- U20 WJC Most Points 91/92
- U20 WJC Silver Medal 91/92
- World Championship All-Star Team 96/97
- World Championship Best Forward 96/97
- World Championship Bronze Medal 98/99, 01/02, 09/10
- World Championship Gold Medal 91/92, 05/06
- World Championship Most Assists 92/93
- World Championship Silver Medal 92/93, 96/97



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2014-09-06 Extension AIK AIK
2014-02-10 Extension AIK AIK Try-out successful 
2014-02-05 Confirmed HC Vita Hästen AIK 2-game try-out agreement 
2014-02-01 Confirmed No team HC Vita Hästen
2013-12-13 Confirmed Rögle BK Unknown Released 
2013-08-05 Confirmed Södertälje SK Rögle BK
2013-01-03 Confirmed HC Bolzano Södertälje SK
2012-12-21 Confirmed HC Vita Hästen HC Bolzano
2012-11-27 Confirmed No team HC Vita Hästen 1-game contract 
2012-01-21 Confirmed ZSC Kloten
2011-11-11 Extension ZSC ZSC until Dec 24th 
2011-10-07 Confirmed No team ZSC 1-month contract 
2011-09-25 Confirmed Philadelphia Flyers Unknown No contract after try-out 
2011-08-17 Confirmed No team Philadelphia Flyers Try-out 
2010-09-30 Up/Down Florida Panthers Rochester Americans Reassigned as part of loan to Florida 
2010-09-29 Loan Washington Capitals Florida Panthers
2010-01-28 Loan Washington Capitals Jokerit
2009-12-13 Up/Down Washington Capitals Grand Rapids Griffins Reassigned 
2009-11-04 Up/Down Grand Rapids Griffins Washington Capitals Recalled 
2009-10-21 Up/Down Washington Capitals Grand Rapids Griffins Conditioning, after injury 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Cult/Star player for Huddinge IK
Cult/Star player for JYP
Cult/Star player for Calgary Flames
Cult/Star player for Lugano
Cult/Star player for Kloten
Cult/Star player for Hartford Whalers
Cult/Star player for Sweden
Cult/Star player for Chicago Blackhawks
 
Career transactions
- 2014-02-05 • Signed by AIK
- 2014-02-01 • Signed by Vita Hästen
- 2013-08-05 • Signed by Rögle
- 2013-01-03 • Signed by Södertälje
- 2012-12-21 • Signed by HC Bolzano
- 2012-11-27 • Signed by Vita Hästen
- 2012-01-21 • Signed by Kloten
- 2011-10-07 • Signed by ZSC
- 2010-09-30 • Loaned to the Rochester Americans
- 2010-01-28 • Loaned to Jokerit
- 2007-07-02 • Signed by the Washington Capitals
- 2005-02-14 • Signed to a lockout contract by Ak Bars Kazan
- 2004-12-30 • Signed to a lockout contract by SKA St. Petersburg
- 2004-09-25 • Signed to a lockout contract by Kärpät
- 2004-08-10 • Signed by the New York Rangers
- 2004-03-04 • Traded to the Boston Bruins for a 2006 2nd round pick (François Bouchard) & future considerations
- 2002-11-01 • Traded to the Washington Capitals with a 2003 3rd round pick (Stephen Werner) & future considerations for Andrei Nikolishin & Chris Simon
- 1999-11-12 • Traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for Bryan Muir & Reid Simpson
- 1999-01-19 • Traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Andrei Nazarov
- 1994-03-10 • Traded to the Calgary Flames with Zarley Zalapski & James Patrick for Gary Suter, Paul Ranheim & Ted Drury
- 1991-06-09 • Selected 59th overall in the NHL Entry Draft by the Hartford Whalers