Alexander Nylander

Alexander Nylander

Chicago Blackhawks

Alexander Nylander potted his first NHL goal in his first career game. He did so in the Blackhawks 4-3 loss to the Flyers. Nylander had one goal on one shot in 15:07 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: If Nylander continues to see ice-time with Patrick Kane he could become a fantasy asset. The Blackhawks brought him in because of his former high pedigree being a top-ten pick in the 2016 NHL draft. In very deep leagues he could be a good speculative add or in shallower leagues add him to your watch-list.

 

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Alex Nylander cancels planned vacation to attend Blackhawks development camp. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: The recently acquired Nylander is doing his best to make a good impression on his new team. The 21-year-old winger comes to Chicago with a high first-round draft pedigree, and some recent success in the AHL. He finished the 2018-19 AHL season with 31 points in only 49 games. The Blackhawks will be looking for a similar return on investment to last seasons Dylan Strome trade. Both trades involved recent high-end picks, that for one reason or another did not work out on their original team. Only time will tell if Nylander can take advantage of his new situation as well as Strome did, but he certainly has the talent to do so. Nylander is off the re-draft radar, but he could become fantasy relevant if he makes the NHL roster out of camp, so keep an eye on him.

 

Alexander Nylander dished out a pair of assists in Buffalo's preseason victory over Columbus.

Fantasy Impact: The former eighth overall pick in 2016 hasn't lived up to expectations thus far. However, he has looked like a different player over the last few weeks. We'll need to see some results carry over into the regular season, but he could very well earn a spot on the team.

 

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