William Nylander is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who plays in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Toronto Maple Leafs as a Forward. He was selected by the Maple Leafs in the first round, eighth overall, of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
William Nylander was born on 1 May 1996, in Calgary, Canada. He holds Canadian nationality but his ethnicity is unknown.
He is the son of Michael Nylander( father) and Camilla Nylander (mother). Similarly, he has six siblings named Alexander, Jacquline, Michelle, William, Stephanie, and Daniella. William belongs to an athlete family where his father and brother also played hockey in NHL.
William stands at a height of 6 feet and weighs around 80kg. He has a blue color eye with brown hair.
Currently, William is in a relationship with Philippa Soderberg. They have been dating for a long time. However, they are not married.
He has more than 1k followers on Facebook, 111k on Twitter and 272k on Instagram.
William started to play hockey from an early age. In 2009, he played Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the New York Rangers minor ice hockey team.
On 14 February 2013, Nylander made his Allsvenskan debut by playing alongside his father Michael Nylander with Sodertalje SK.
In 2014, he got draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He signed a three-year contract with Toronto Maple Leafs. On 29 February 2016, he made his NHL debut at the age of 19 and scored his 1st goal against Senators Andre Hammond. After showing the outstanding performance in his Toronto career, he was re-signed by the Leafs for six years.
Despite holding Canadian nationality, on 12 November 2012, the International Ice Hockey Federation(IIHF) allowed William to represent Sweden in international play.
He went to represent Sweden at the 2013 world U-17 Hockey Challenge and helped his team to win a gold medal. Moreover, he made his senior team debut at the 2017 IIHF World Championship, where team Sweden won gold.
He has an estimated net worth of $5 million.