Toronto Maple Leafs 2nd Star of the Month
William Nylander – 12 GP | 6 G | 9 A | 15 Pts | 20:00 TOI
The Swedish King was exactly that in front of his hometown crowd when the Toronto Maple Leafs participated in the Global Series in his home country.
William Nylander was able to extend his point scoring streak to 17-games which included an overtime winner in the finale in Sweden, but it ultimately came to an end when he returned to North America.
In the month of November he tied Marner for the team lead in assists (9) and points (15) while collecting four multi-point games, including a pair of three-point games.
Nylander cooled off going three games without a point after returning from Sweden, but he was able to get back on the score sheet Thursday night setting up Marner for a powerplay goal.
Heading into December, Nylander sits 14th in the league in scoring with 28-points in 21 games which puts on him pace for his 100-point season.
For the first time in his career, the former first round pick is consistently seeing time on the penalty kill and he is truly becoming one of the top line drivers in the National Hockey League.
It appears that the center experiment is completely over and the team will use him to be one of the top right wingers in the league.
With his hot streak to start the season, all the talk was how much money his new contract was going to cost the team, maybe now with the run over the price can come back down to earth slightly.
Hopefully we can see a deal shortly, maybe in the eight-year, $9.75 Million range.