Like we’ve done in the past, we’re profiling top prospects who may hear their names called in the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Alexander Nylander (LW)
Height: 6-foot Weight: 180 pounds Shoots: Right
Team: Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)
NHL Central Scouting ranking: No. 3 North American skater
Kennedy says: “The younger brother of Toronto’s William Nylander, Alex had himself quite the first season in North America. Not only was he named OHL rookie of the year, but he was also lightning for Sweden at the world juniors, picking up for his brother when William was concussed by a Swiss player early on.
“Alex is slightly bigger than his brother, but has just as many jaw-dropping moves. His passing vision is sublime and because he was technically ‘loaned’ to Mississauga from Swedish club Rogle, he does not have to stay in junior next season – he could also play in the AHL (or NHL, or Europe).”
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