Get to know a draft pick — Alexander Nylander

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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.

But this year, something new — we’re featuring special guest analysis from Ryan Kennedy, associate senior writer and prospect expert at The Hockey News.

Alexander Nylander (LW)

Height: 6-foot Weight: 180 pounds Shoots: Right

Team: Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)

Country: Sweden

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).”

Related: Nylander finishes as Central Scouting’s No. 3 North American skater

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