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William Nylander Named NHL Rookie of the Month

by NHL.com / http://www.mapleleafs.com


NEW YORK (Nov. 1, 2016) - Toronto Maple Leafs center William Nylander , who led all rookies with seven assists and 11 points in nine games, has been named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for October.

 

Nylander edged teammate Auston Matthews (6-4-10 in 9 GP), Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine (6-2-8 in 9 GP), Philadelphia Flyers center Travis Konecny (1-6-7 in 10 GP) and New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (5-1-6 in 9 GP) for the honor.

Nylander, the eighth overall selection in the 2014 NHL Draft, collected at least one point in seven of his nine appearances, highlighted by his first career multi-goal performance Oct. 22 at CHI (2-0-2). He recorded three other multi-point efforts: Oct. 12 at OTT (0-2-2), Oct. 19 at WPG (1-1-2) and Oct. 25 vs. TBL (1-1-2).

Nylander also shared the League lead with seven power-play points, while placing second among rookies with three power-play goals and 31 shots on goal. The 20-year-old Calgary native has 10-14-24 in 31 career NHL appearances since making his League debut Feb. 29 vs. TBL.

William Nylander in October


Date Opponent G A PTS Result
Oct. 12 at Ottawa 0 2 2 5-4 OT L
Oct. 15 BOSTON 0 0 0 4-1 W
Oct. 19 at Winnipeg 1 1 2 5-4 OT L
Oct. 20 at Minnesota 0 1 1 3-2 L
Oct. 22 at Chicago 2 0 2 5-4 SO L
Oct. 25 TAMPA BAY 1 1 2 7-3 L
Oct. 27 FLORIDA 0 0 0 3-2 W
Oct. 29 at Montreal 0 1 1 2-1 L
Oct. 30 at NY Islanders 0 1 1 5-1 L
Totals 4 7 11 2-4-3

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