The Stats: 22GP, 1-6-7 with MODO (SHL)
The Story: Nylander's offense in Sweden's highest league (SHL) isn't impressive, but it doesn't tell the entire story. In the Allsvenskan, a lower league, Nylander has been outstanding for Rogle and Sodertalje. His 35GP, 15-12-27 totals for those two teams reflects a dominant player. Nylander backed it up at the U-18 IIHF championships in April, scoring 7GP, 6-10-16 for Sweden.
What Makes Him Special? Nylander may be the most talented offensive player available in the 2014 Entry Draft. Craig Button tells TSN:
William exudes confidence when he plays. Exceptional poise with the puck and is always looking to make threatening plays in the offensive zone. Excellent skater who is very difficult to check because of his agility and because he is always changing pace. Can make pinpoint passes in traffic and if you are his line mate, best be ready, as he will provide opportunities. Top line type player.