Toronto Maple Leafs Complete Team and Roster Guide 2023-24

TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 19: Auston Matthews #34 of the toronto Maple Leafs scores a goal against the Winnipeg Jets during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on January 19, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 19: Auston Matthews #34 of the toronto Maple Leafs scores a goal against the Winnipeg Jets during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on January 19, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /
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William Nylander #88 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates with the puck (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /

William Nylander

Age:  27 (Born May 1, 1996 from Calgary AB)

Height/Weight: 6′, 204 LBS

Current Contract:  Cap Hit of $6,962,366 that expires at the end of this season.

Draft:  1st round, 8th overall, 2014

Acquired: Draft

Position/Role: Elite Player, Right Wing on second line (first line on most teams), Centre

Career Highs: Goals – 40 (2022-23), Assists – 47 (2022-23), Points – 87 (2022-23),

Last Year’s Scoring: 82 GP, 40 G, 47 A, 87 PTS

Last Year 5v5 Scoring/ Rate:  22 Goals, 49 Points.  2.61 (PTS/60)

On-Ice 5v5 Stats:     Corsi-For 53%;   Shots-For 55%;   Scoring-Chances-For 56%;

Goals-For 60%; Expected Goals 56%

Status:  The Toronto Maple Leafs are trying him at centre this year.  He enters the season in his prime and should repeat last years numbers.

Expectations: Could potentially hit the 50-goal or 50-assist mark this year; will be tried at centre for added flexibility. 

Overall, the Leafs expect a game-breaking, elite forward who drives play and helps them advance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Notes: Nylander’s contract is up and since the Leafs are weak at defense and strong at forward, there is a possibility of a trade.

Nylander write up by Edward Eng