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Michael Nylander
Michael Nylander
Number: 92
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Left
Born: Oct 3, 1972
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 2, 2007
Drafted: HFD / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (59th overall)
An 18th-year professional in his second stint with the Capitals … Closing in on his 500th career assist, 700th career point and 1,000th career game.

Tied for eighth on the team in scoring with 33 points (9g-24a) in 72 games …Recorded 21 of his 33 points on the road (7g-14a) … Team went 6-1-0 when he recorded a goal and 17-4-2 when he recorded a point … Had seven points (4g-3a) including a GWG in the last 10 minutes of the game … Recorded seven multiplepoint
games, eighth best on the team … Had six assists on Tomas Fleischmann’s 19 goals … Started the season with eight points (2g-6a) in nine games in October… Scored his first career penalty shot goal 10/13 vs. VAN … Tallied his 100th Capitals point at PIT on 10/16 … Scored twice on 2/3 at NJ … Played in 900th NHL game at NYR on 2/11 … Had three points (1g-2a) in his last four games of the season … Played in three Stanley Cup playoff games.

Skated in 40 games for the Capitals, netting 37 points (11g-26a) … Ranked second on the team in points per game (0.925) … Missed final 38 games of the season with a rotator cuff injury … Ranked tied for seventh on the roster in goals (11) … Finished seventh on team in assists (26) … Sixth on team with five PPGs … Averaged 19:09 of ice time, fifth on team and second among Caps forwards … Skated 20 minutes or more 15 times … Recorded 15 points at home (4g-11a) and 22 points away from Verizon Center (7g-15a) … 18 of 37 points came with the extra-man advantage (5g-13a) … Tallied 15 points (4g-11a) in the first period … Had 34 points (10g-24a) in his last 36 games (10/13-1/13) … Recorded 11 multiple-point games, good for fourth place on team … Tallied a goal in season opener at ATL (10/5) … Scored goals in back-to-back contests (10/26-10/27) … Posted season-high three assists vs. TOR (10/29) … Recorded seven points (2g-5a) in first five-game point-streak of season from 10/13-10/29 … Scored game-winning goal in three-point outing (1g-2a) vs. CAR (11/24) … Recorded six points (1g-5a) during five-game point streak from 11/30-12/17 … Scored season-high two goals vs. OTT (12/29) … Netted four points (3g-1a) in consecutive games from 12/29-1/1.

Played 79 games for NYR, establishing career highs in goals (26), assists (57), points (83), PPGs (14), shots (193) and average ice time (20:22) … Point total ranked second on the team and tied for 21st in the NHL … Finished second on the team and tied for 12th in the NHL in assists … Ranked second on the team and tied for 16th in the NHL with 37 power-play points … Shared the team lead and tied for 19th in the league in PPGs … Finished third among Rangers in GWGs (four) and fourth in goals and plus/minus rating (+12) … Registered at least a point in 58 of 79 games, including 20 multiple-point games … Was a three-star honoree 12 times, including five first-star performances … Had 45 points (14g-31a) on the road and 38 (12g-26a) at home … Team was 13-6-5 when he scored a goal and 32-16-10 when he had a point … Led NYR in goals (5) and attempts (13) in the shootout … Posted a six-game point and assist streak to start the season, from 10/5-10/16 (2g-8a) … Had a goal and two assists with a +2 rating 10/7 at PHI … Was the first star 10/21 at TOR, with a power-play goal and two assists … Recorded 17 points (6g-11a) in November, his most productive month … Had a six-game point streak from 11/1-11/11(4g-6a) … Posted two assists and the game-winning shootout goal to earn No. 1 star 11/8 at FLA … Scored two goals, added an assist and was first star 11/10 at ATL … Recorded the GWG (a PPG) and two assists, with a +2 rating, 11/19 vs. TB … Had a PPG, an assist and a season-high 26:44 of ice time 12/1 at BUF … Missed three games with the flu (12/17-12/21) … Had points in seven straight games from 12/30-1/13 (3g-8a) … Scored the GWG and added an assist 12/30 vs. WSH … Posted his 400th career NHL assist 1/13 vs. BOS … Recorded a seven-game point streak from 2/3-2/17 (3g-6a) … Was the No. 1 star with a PPG and an assist on the game-winning goal 2/15 at CAR … Shared the team lead with 14 points (5g-9a) in March … Fired a career-high nine shots on goal 3/19 vs. PIT, including six in the second period … Posted a season-high eight-game point streak from 3/21-4/5 (4g-7a) … Played his 800th career game and had an assist 3/21 vs. PHI … Recorded his 600th career point with an assist 3/24 at BOS … Scored the overtime winner on the power play 3/25 at NYI … Registered a season-high three assists and was +2 on 3/31 at PHI … Posted 15 points (6g-9a) in the last 13 games of the regular season … Led NYR in playoff goals (6), points (13) and plus/minus rating (+9) in 10 games … His 1.3 points per game in the playoffs was the best among any player whose team reached the second round … Had eight points (4g-4a) in the first round against ATL and five points (2g-3a) in the second round against BUF … Recorded two GWGs … Recorded a hat trick and added an assist 4/17 vs. ATL … The hat trick was his first in the playoffs and the first by a NYR player in the playoffs since Wayne Gretzky (5/18/97) … Scored twice, including a PPG, 5/6 vs. BUF.
2005-06: Played 81 games for NYR recording 79 points (23g-56a) and 76 PIM … Ranked third in the NHL with 62 even-strength points … Ranked second on the team and 14th in the NHL in assists … Point total ranked second on the team and tied for 27th in the league … Ranked third on the team and tied for sixth in the NHL at +31 … Registered 19 multiple-point games … Recorded a PPG and three assists on 11/19 vs. CAR … Had a goal and three assists with a +3 rating on 12/28 at NYI … Played his 700th career game 2/1 vs. PIT, recording two points (1g-1a) … Registered his 500th career point with an assist on the game winner 2/11 at TOR … Was named the NHL’s Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending 3/19, recording eight points (3g-5a) in three games … Posted a career-high 11-game point-scoring streak from 3/14-4/4, posting five goals and 15 assists in that time … Scored two goals, including the overtime winner, and added an assist 4/8 at BOS … Recorded one assist in four playoff games … Tied for the team lead with 10 shots in the playoffs … Won gold with Sweden at the 2006 World Championship, where he was a teammate of Nicklas Backstrom.
2004-05: Split the season with Karpat Oulu in the Finnish league and two Russian Super League teams (SKA St. Petersburg and Ak Bars Kazan).
2003-04: Totaled 14 points (1g-13a) in 18 games between Washington and BOS … Missed the first 63 games of the season with a leg injury suffered during training camp … Posted two assists in three games with the Capitals before being traded to BOS on 3/4 … Had 12 points (1g-11a) in 15 games with the Bruins … Posted his 300th NHL assist on 3/11 at BUF … Recorded a point per game (3g-3a) in six playoff games … Represented Sweden in the 2004 World Championship.
2002-03: Played in 80 games with CHI and Washington … Totaled 60 points (17g-43a), including 56 points (17g-39a) in 71 games with the Capitals … Had what was a career high with seven PPGs … Ranked third on the Caps in assists and fourth in points … Had a goal, his first as a Capital, and an assist 11/19 vs. SJ to start a 10-game point streak (11/19-12/7, 7g-13a) … Scored three goals and added two assists in six playoff games … Ranked second on the team in playoff goals and tied for third in points … Scored his first career playoff goal in Game 1 at TB on 4/10.
2001-02: Appeared in all 82 games for the second consecutive season for CHI, tallying 15 goals and a career-high 46 assists … Led the team and ranked 12th in the league in assists … Led the team and ranked sixth in the NHL in plus/minus rating (+28) ... Finished fourth on the team in points (61) and tied for third in PPGs (6) … Represented Sweden in the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City … Appeared in his 500th NHL game vs. LA on 12/9 … Posted a six-game assist streak from 2/6-2/27 (3g-6a) … Appeared in all five playoff games for CHI, leading the team in playoff points with three assists … Helped Sweden to a bronze medal at the World Championship.
2000-01: Was one of two players to appear  in all 82 games for CHI, tallying 64 points (25g-39a) … Set then-career highs in goals, GWGs (5), points and shots (176) … Tied for second on the team in points and led the team in plus/minus rating (+7) … Ranked second on the team in assists and GWGs and ranked fourth in goals … Was named NHL Player of the Week for 1/1-1/7, recording seven points (4g-3a) … Recorded a seven-game point streak from 10/29-11/11 (4g-4a) … Recorded his 100th NHL goal vs. STL (2/16).
1999-00: Appeared in 11 games for TB, recording three points (1g-2a), and 66 games for CHI, tallying 51 points (23g-28a) … Finished fifth on CHI in points (54) … Set a career high with four goals, his second career hat trick, at BOS on 12/4 … Tied a career high with four assists at CGY on 2/3.
1998-99: Appeared in nine games for CGY and 24 games with TB, recording four goals and 10 assists in a combined 33 games … Missed the first 27 games of the season with a knee injury … Represented Sweden in the World Championship.
1997-98: Appeared in 65 games for CGY and tied for first on the team in plus/minus (+10) … Tallied five goals in a four-game span from 11/22-11/29 … Recorded a seven-game point streak (2g-7a) from 2/3-3/5.
1996-97: Registered 55 points (12g-43a) in 36 games for Lugano of the Swiss National League … Ranked eighth in the league in scoring … Led the team in assists and points.
1995-96: Posted what was a career high in goals (17) in 73 games for CGY … Ranked third on the team in assists (38) and points (55) … Represented Sweden at the World Championship.
1994-95: Split the season between CGY and Jyp HT Jyvaskyla of the Finnish National League … Started the season in Finland, posting 30 points (11g-19a) in 16 games before returning to CGY for the start of the season in January … Missed 42 games with a broken wrist before returning to the lineup on 4/29 … Recorded six assists in six playoff games, ranking second among club forwards in points.
1993-94: Started the season with HFD (58 games) before being traded to CGY (3/10) … Also appeared in four games for Springfield (AHL) … Played his 100th NHL game at BOS (1/17).
1992-93: His first NHL season, he played in 59 games for HFD, recording 33 points (11g-22a), before joining Springfield for the playoffs … Scored his first NHL goal at BOS (11/27) … Recorded his first career hat trick at OTT (4/7) … Added two assists at OTT (4/7) for a career-high five points … Represented Sweden in the World Championship.
1991-92: Earned rookie of the year honors in the Swedish Elite League … Posted 28 points (11g-17a) in 40 games for AIK Solna … Finished third on the team in points and assists.

International Career
Has represented Sweden in 14 major international tournaments, including two Winter Olympics (1998, 2002), the World Cup of Hockey (1996), nine World Championships (1992, ’93, ’96, ’97, ’99, 2000, ’02, ’04  and ’06) and two World Junior Championships (1991, ’92) … Has recorded 59 points (16g-43a) in 65 games in his nine World Championship appearances … Won gold medals at the 1992 and 2006 World Championships … Won silver medals at the 1992 World Junior Championship and the 1993 and ’97 World Championships … Captured bronze medals at the 1999 and 2002 World Championships. 1992: Posted 17 points (8g-9a) in seven World Junior Championship games … Named the outstanding forward at the tournament … A member of the all-tournament team. 1997: Recorded 11 points (6g-5a) in 11 games … Named the outstanding forward and a member of the all-tournament team.

NHL Transactions
Selected by Hartford in the fourth round, 59th overall, in the 1991 Entry Draft … Traded to Calgary by Hartford with James Patrick and Zarley Zalapski for Gary Suter, Paul Ranheim and Ted Drury, March 10, 1994 … Traded to Tampa Bay by Calgary for Andrei Nazarov, Jan. 19, 1999 … Traded to Chicago by Tampa Bay for Bryan Muir and Reid Simpson, Nov. 12, 1999 … Traded to Washington by Chicago with a third-round choice in 2003 Entry Draft (Steve Werner) and future considerations for Chris Simon and Andrei Nikolishin, Nov. 1, 2002 … Traded to Boston by Washington for a fourth-round choice in the 2005 Entry Draft (Patrick McNeill) and a second-round choice in the 2006 Entry Draft (Francois Bouchard), March 4, 2004 … Signed as a free agent by the New York Rangers, Aug. 10, 2004 … Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 2, 2007.

Spends his off seasons in Sweden … Lists his NHL debut and winning the World Championship gold medal as his most memorable hockey moments … Idolized Wayne Gretzky.