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Michael Nylander

Born:Oct. 3, 1972Draft:1991 Hartford Whalers 59th Overall
Hometown:Stockholm, SwedenPosition:Center
Known For:World ChampionShoots/Catches:Left
National Team:SwedenCurrent Status:Retired

Michael Gunnar Nylander (born 3 October 1972) is a former Swedish professional ice hockey center player with the Hartford Whalers, Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, and New York Rangers in the National Hockey League (NHL). Internationally, he represented Sweden on several occasions, winning two World Championships and eight other junior and senior medals. Outside of his NHL career, Nylander played in various leagues in Europe.

He is the father of current Toronto Maple Leafs star William Nylander and his brother Alexander Nylander, who is in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization.

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Michael Nylander Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
Mar. 10, 1994Hartford Whalers Logo James Patrick
Zarley Zalapski
Ted Drury
Paul Ranheim
Gary Suter
Jan. 19, 1999Andrei Nazarov
Nov. 12, 1999Chicago Blackhawks LogoReid Simpson
Bryan Muir
Nov. 1, 2002Chicago Blackhawks LogoThird-Round Pick 2003
(Stephen Werner)
Andrei Nikolishin
Chris Simon
Mar. 4, 2004Second-Round Pick 2006

Deeper Dive

Staff History

  • AIK – Assistant Coach (2014 – 2015
  • Mississauga Steelheads – Assistant Coach (2015 – 2016)


  • U18 EJC Gold Medal (1990)
  • Elitserien Rookie of the Year (1992)
  • Swedish Junior Hockey Player of the Year (1992)
  • U20 WJC All-Star Team (1992)
  • U20 WJC Silver Medal (1992)
  • 2x World Championship Gold Medal (1992, 2006)
  • 3x World Championship Silver Medal (1993, 1997, 2004)
  • World Championship All-Star Team (1997)
  • 3x World Championship Bronze Medal (1999, 2002, 2010)
  • SM-liiga Champion (2005)