For the second straight week, Toronto Maple Leafs star winger found himself as one of the three stars of the week awarded by the National Hockey League.
A week after being acknowledged as the third star the of the week ending on November 12, Toronto Maple Leaf fans saw William Nylander back on the list, this time being awarded the second star of the week ending November 19.
The Swedish King played just two games, however they were both in NHL Global Series in Sweden where he played to his home crowd.
Over the two games during the weekend, Nylander recorded five points that helped the Maple Leafs win both contests.
Toronto Maple Leafs: William Nylander Acknowledged by NHL
In the first game, which came Friday against the Detroit Red Wings, Nylander led a third period comeback when the team fought back from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 in regulation.
Nylander started things off by setting up Tyler Bertuzzi for his fourth goal of the season just under four minutes into the final period.
Ten minutes later, Nylander found some open ice in the slot on the powerplay and was able to one-time the game tying goal and then recorded a secondary assist on the a John Tavares game winner.
For his talents, Nylander earned the star of the game award which was handed out from Börje Salming’s son.
During Sunday’s contest against the Minnesota Wild, Nylander helped the team tie the game midway through the first period on the powerplay.
The star winger made a nifty play by shooting it off the far pad of Marc Andre Fleury to cause a rebound which Auston Matthews banged in the rebound.
Nylander would end the Global Series in style, by scoring his fourth career game winning goal against the Minnesota Wild, when he scored 3 on 3 in overtime.
William Nylander Among League Leaders
The Swedish-Calgarian now sits just one point back of a trio of Vancouver Canucks for the league lead in scoring while having a game in hand.
Nylander has now recorded points in all 17 of his games this season, including seven multi point games and a trio of three point games to help him register a grand total of 27 on the season.
Nylander is coming off a career season in goals (40), assists (47) and points (87) and at his current pace (58 goals, 72 assists, 130 points) he would destroy those totals.
This is also the third time a Toronto Maple Leaf player has earned a star of the week award as Auston Matthews was named first star after the initial week of the season when he recorded back-to-back hattricks to start the season.