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Alex Nylander

Born:March 2, 1998Draft:2016 Sabres #8 Overall
Hometown:Calgary, AB, CANPosition:W/C
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Columbus Blue Jackets

Alexander Maximiliam Michael Junior Nylander Altelius (born 2 March 1998) is a Canadian-born Swedish professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins. He was selected 8th overall by the Sabres in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Alex Nylander Pittsburgh Penguins
Alex Nylander, Pittsburgh Penguins (Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images)

Alex Nylander Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded ToTraded For
July 9, 2019Buffalo SabresChicago Blackhawks LogoHenri Jokiharju
Jan. 5, 2022Chicago Blackhawks LogoPittsburgh PenguinsSam Lafferty
Feb. 22, 2024Pittsburgh PenguinsColumbus Blue JacketsEmil Bemstrom
2026 6th Round Pick

Deeper Dive


  • U20 WJC Silver Medal (2018)
  • 2x U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team Sweden (2017, 2018)
  • U20 WJC All-Star Team (2017)
  • CHL Rookie of the Year (2016)
  • CHL Top Prospects Game (2016)
  • Hlinka Memorial Silver Medal (2016)
  • OHL First All-Rookie Team (2016)
  • OHL Rookie of the Year (Emms Family Award) (2016)
  • OHL Third All-Star Team (2016)
  • U18 WJC Silver Medal (2016)
  • U17 WHC Bronze Medal (2015)
  • TV-Pucken Gold Medal (2013)