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William Nylander named NHL Rookie of the Month

Toronto forward had four goals, 14 points during March

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK -- Toronto Maple Leafs center William Nylander, who led all rookies with 4-10-14 in 14 games, has been named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for March.

Nylander edged Carolina Hurricanes right wing Sebastian Aho (5-8-13 in 17 GP), Pittsburgh Penguins teammates Jake Guentzel (5-6-11 in 12 GP) and Matt Murray (6-2-1, 2.85 GAA, .910 SV%, 1 SO), and Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski (2-8-10 in 16 GP) for the honor.

Nylander accumulated all of his points during a 12-game streak from March 3-28, setting a record for the longest point streak by a rookie in the Maple Leafs' 100-year history. His 12-game run also tied the longest point streak by any player in the NHL this season.

Nylander, the eighth overall selection in the 2014 NHL Draft, ranks third among rookies with 58 points in 75 games in 2016-17. He also places in the top five among rookies in power-play points (1st; 25), power-play goals (t-1st; 9), assists (2nd; 37), power-play assists (t-2nd; 16), goals (4th; 21) and shots on goal (4th; 187).

The 20-year-old Calgary native also won Rookie of the Month honors in October (4-7-11 in 9 GP).


William Nylander in March

Date, Opponent, G-A-PTS, Result

March 2, at Los Angeles, 0-0--0, 3-2 SO L
March 3, at Anaheim, 0-1--1, 5-2 L
March 7, DETROIT, 0-1--1, 3-2 W
March 9, PHILADELPHIA, 1-0--1, 4-2 W
March 11, at Carolina, 0-1--1, 3-2 OT W
March 14, at Florida, 0-1--1, 7-2 L
March 16, at Tampa Bay, 0-1--1, 5-0 W
March 18, CHICAGO, 0-1--1, 2-1 OT L
March 20, BOSTON, 1-0--1,4-2 W
March 22, at Columbus, 1-1--2, 5-2 W
March 23, NEW JERSEY, 1-1--2, 4-2 W
March 25, at Buffalo, 0-1--1, 5-2 L
March 28, FLORIDA, 0-1--1, 3-2 W
March 30, at Nashville, 0-0--0, 3-1 W

Totals, 4-10--14, 9-3-2

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