William Nylander

William Nylander

Toronto Maple Leafs

William Nylander scored his second goal of the season on Monday, but it wasn't enough as the Maple Leafs ultimately fell 3-2 to the St. Louis Blues. Nylander added four shots on goal and a +1 rating during his 16:14 of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: While we haven't yet seen an offensive outburst game from Nylander - who has a top-six role on the NHL leader in goals for - he has quietly picked up four points (two goals, two assists) in each of his team's first four contests. Nylander is riding shotgun with Auston Matthews and is a key cog on Toronto's second power-play unit, which is obviously a nice situation to be in. He appears capable of putting together a great season after a disappointing showing in 2018-19.

 

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William Nylander buried his third career playoff goal to help lift the Maple Leafs over the Bruins in Game One by a count of 4-1.

Fantasy Impact: Nylander looks to have a positive impact on Toronto's playoff hopes this spring. If he can find his scoring touch in the post-season, Toronto will be just that much more dangerous to handle this time around.

 

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William Nylander netted his second goal of the season in Toronto's 6-1 blowout of the Anaheim Ducks Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Nylander's 2018-19 projected leap forward was stalled by a lengthy holdout and then by what he himself described as the worst scoring drought of his career. It was his first goal since January 3rd and first since being demoted to the Leafs fourth line. Hopefully it's a sign of things to come for fantasy owners, who have to be near their wits end.

 

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William Nylander assisted on a second-period goal by Morgan Rielly and a third-period goal by Patrick Marleau as the Maple Leafs defeated the Hurricanes 4-1.

Fantasy Impact: The assists mark Nylander's first two points of the season after an extended holdout. Make sure he's active in all formats. While his preseason projections are probably out the window, he's still capable of a 30+ point season with health on his side.

 

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William Nylander has agreed to a six-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was completely unknown if both sides were going to agree before the 5:00 PM deadline but the holdout has finally ended.

Fantasy Impact: Nylander's coming off seasons with 61 points each, he'll be solid with a high scoring Leafs team. He should make his season debut against a red hot Sabres team.

 

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William Nylander's holdout continues Wednesday evening amid rampant trade rumors and speculation about the possibility of a deal with Toronto. If Nylander is still unsigned by 5 p.m. ET Saturday, he'll be ineligible to participate in the 2018-19 season. (Source: Sportsnet Canada)

Fantasy Impact: Sportsnet Canada is reporting that financial gap between Nylander and the Maple Leafs is approximately $300,000 per season. He's been skating in his native Stockholm with AIK IF to stay fresh. Nylander is widely owned in most leagues. If you've sacrificed a roster spot on him for this long, waiting three days is kids stuff. He's coming off two consecutive 61-point seasons.

 

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Leafs restricted free-agent William Nylander is still without a contract on the eve of the Maple Leafs first game against Montreal.

Fantasy Impact: Tyler Ennis is expected to try and fill the void in the Maple Leafs top six while negotiations continue. Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner are the only other Leafs who have outscored Nylander the past two seasons. Nylander is worth a late-round pick and stash in all formats while contract talks continue.

 

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Teams inquiring the Maple Leafs about the trade availability of restricted free agent C/RW William Nylander are being told he is not available. (Source: Kristen Shilton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: TSN's Kristen Shilton shed new light on Nylander's on-going contract negotiations Wednesday evening. In addition to the Leafs refusing any trade offers for their holdout forward, Nylander and his representatives are not seeking an offer sheet from other clubs. Furthermore, reports indicate that any offer sheet presented to Nylander would be matched by Toronto. Fantasy owners should continue to hold Nylander in high regard in their drafts this week, as this news indicates both the club and the player's mutual desire to work out a long-term deal.

 

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TSN is reporting that there is "no sense of imminent breakthrough" in the Maple Leafs contract negotiations with 22-year-old restricted free-agent C/RW William Nylander. (Source: Bob McKenzie on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There's nothing yet to indicate Nylander wants out of Toronto, but the club is trying to negotiate an extension with the 20-goal-scorer knowing full-well they need to preserve cap space for their other young guns Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner next offseason. While he's currently inactive, Nylander is still worthy of an early round select-and-stash until his contract situation is resolved. He can be expected to regain his spot next to Auston Matthews and Patrick Marleau if and when he does hit the ice with Maple Leafs.

 

Nylander scored a goal and added a helper in the Maple Leafs 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday. He finished the game with two shots on net and a plus-one rating in about 14 and a half minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: Nylander has been on fire lately as he now has nine straight games with a point, recording 10 points over that span. The sophomore center has been absolutely crushing it this year for the Leafs with 20 goals and 34 assists in 71 games played.

 

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Nylander came away with his first career hat-trick in the Leafs 6-5 win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday. He ended the game with four shots on net and a plus-two rating.

Fantasy Impact: Nylander has been having a fantastic second season with the Maple Leafs, although more recently his ability to find the score sheet has been a bit hit or miss. Overall, in 49 games played this year, Nylander has tallied 13 goals and 21 assists.

 

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Nylander scored the Maple Leafs only goal in their 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday. He ended the game with a whopping seven shots on net and a plus-one rating.

Fantasy Impact: Nylander continues to shine brightly in his second year with the Maple Leafs. In 41 games played this year, he has scored 10 goals and has added 21 assists.

 

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Nylander scored the Maple Leafs first goal in their win over the New York Rangers Friday night. He also added five shots on goal and finished the night with an even rating.

Fantasy Impact: This is Nylander's third point in his last five games, failing to find the scoresheet in the last two. Nylander has 27 points in the 39 games he has played this season.

 

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Nylander recorded an assist on the first period power play goal by Matthews.

Fantasy Impact: He has scored plenty of points this season to be relevant in fantasy. Working with Matthews is a good recipe for getting opportunities to continue producing.

 

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Nylander assisted on both Toronto goals, one of which was on the power play.

Fantasy Impact: He has scored plenty of points this season to be relevant in fantasy. Working with Matthews is a good recipe for getting opportunities to continue producing.

 

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Nylander provided the lone assist on the Matthews goal.

Fantasy Impact: He has scored plenty of points this season to be relevant in fantasy. Working with Matthews is a good recipe for getting opportunities to continue producing.

 

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Nylander recorded an assist on the first goal Toronto scored on their way to a 4-2 victory.

Fantasy Impact: He has scored plenty of points this season to be relevant in fantasy.

 

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Nylander assisted on a first period power-play goal as part of the quick 3-0 lead they raced out to. New Jersey would ultimately win in a shootout.

Fantasy Impact: He is a strong fantasy option who can take it to the next level if he continues to develop chemistry with teammates.

 

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Nylander scored a goal on the power-play that sadly was the only goal for the Maple Leafs in a 2-1 loss.

Fantasy Impact: He is a strong fantasy option who can take it to the next level if he continues to develop chemistry with teammates.

 

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Nylander scored the final goal of the game to round out the 6-2 victory.

Fantasy Impact: He is a strong fantasy option who can take it to the next level if he continues to develop chemistry with teammates.

 

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Nylander recorded an assist in a wild game with a lot of penalties. Toronto would win the game 6-3.

Fantasy Impact: He is a strong fantasy option who can take it to the next level if he continues to develop chemistry with Matthews.

 

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Nylander assisted on the only goal Toronto scored in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: He is a strong fantasy option who can take it to the next level if he continues to develop chemistry with Matthews.

 

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Nylander assisted on the lone Toronto goal which was on the power-play.

Fantasy Impact: He is a strong fantasy option who can take it to the next level if he continues to develop chemistry with Matthews.

 

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Nylander scored a goal and assisted on another one but Tampa Bay poured on the goals to win 7-3.

Fantasy Impact: Nylander's two points were on the same two goals that Matthews produced points on. In the early season, that seems to be happening frequently.

 

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Nylander scored two goals as Toronto and Chicago fought to a 4-4 tie that sent them to a shootout which Chicago won.

Fantasy Impact: Another game, another two connections between him and Matthews to his credit. He is not elite but he does have value in fantasy.

 

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Nylander assisted on the goal by Matthews that put them up 2-1, though they eventually lost 3-2

Fantasy Impact: Another game, another hookup with Matthews to his credit. He is not elite but he does have value in fantasy.

 

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Nylander scored a goal and assisted on another during the opening 4-0 run Toronto went on in this game.

Fantasy Impact: He will do well to gel with Matthews, who assisted on his goal.

 

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Nylander assisted on two of Matthew's goals as Toronto would score four times. Unfortunately, they would lose 5-4.

Fantasy Impact: The phenom should get plenty of chances, so forming a connection with Matthews is likely a good career move for Nylander.

 

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