|Birth Day:||March 2, 1998|
|Birth Place:||Calgary, Canada|
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He was selected 12th overall by the Mississauga Steelheads in the 2015 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.
Nylander was selected 12th overall by the Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League at the 2015 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft. On 5 September 2015, Nylander committed to Steelheads with his father joining as assistant coach. His reasons for joining include being close to his brother William and to have the chance to play the Canadian style of hockey.
Nylander was selected 8th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2016 NHL Draft. On 15 July 2016, the Sabres signed Nylander to a three-year entry-level contract.
At the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championships held in Helsinki, Nylander led the Swedish team in points with four goals and five assists. Team Sweden finished fourth at the tournament.
Nylander was called up to the NHL for the first time on 3 April 2017, to play in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Nylander played 14:28 minutes during the 4–2 loss. After playing four games in the NHL he was reassigned back to their AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans.
The Sabres assigned Nylander to their AHL affiliate before finalizing their roster for the 2017–18 season. Nylander suffered a lower-body injury in mid-September during the Buffalo Sabres' first prospect game, causing him to miss the rest of the training camp and the beginning of the 2017–18 AHL season. He returned to the lineup on 17 November 2017, for a game against the Hartford Wolf Pack. Despite a slow start, Nylander was called up to the NHL on 3 April 2018. He recorded his first career NHL goal on 6 April 2018 in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. After the Sabres failed to qualify for the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs, Nylander was reassigned to the AHL.
Nylander was also chosen to represent Sweden at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championships. Nylander led Team Sweden to the silver medal in the 2018 World Junior Championships where he had 1 goal and 6 assists in 7 games. He was also awarded Player of the game.
On 9 July 2019, Nylander was traded by the Sabres to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for fellow first-rounder Henri Jokiharju and opted to wear sweater #92 with the club, the same number his father wore.
Currently, Alexander Nylander is 23 years, 9 months and 3 days old. Alexander Nylander will celebrate 24th birthday on a Wednesday 2nd of March 2022.
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