Michael Nylander

\NEE-lan-duhr\

Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-1 (185 cm)
Weight: 195 lbs. (88 kg)

Born: October 3, 1972 in Stockholm, Sweden
Draft: Hartford, 3rd round (59th overall), 1991 NHL Entry

Other SR Links: Olympics at Sports-Reference.com, Olympics at Hockey-Reference.com

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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Aug 31, 2015 5:25 PM

NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
1992-93 20 HAR NHL 59 11 22 33 -7 36 8 3 0 1 18 4 0 85 12.9
1993-94 21 TOT NHL 73 13 42 55 8 30 9 4 0 1 35 7 0 95 13.7
1993-94 21 HAR NHL 58 11 33 44 -2 24 7 4 0 1 26 7 0 74 14.9
1993-94 21 CGY NHL 15 2 9 11 10 6 2 0 0 0 9 0 0 21 9.5
1994-95 22 CGY NHL 6 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0.0
1995-96 23 CGY NHL 73 17 38 55 0 20 13 4 0 6 23 15 0 163 10.4
1997-98 25 CGY NHL 65 13 23 36 10 24 13 0 0 2 17 6 0 117 11.1
1998-99 26 TOT NHL 33 4 10 14 -9 8 3 1 0 0 6 4 0 33 12.1 424 12:51
1998-99 26 CGY NHL 9 2 3 5 1 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 7 28.6 101 11:10
1998-99 26 TBL NHL 24 2 7 9 -10 6 2 0 0 0 4 3 0 26 7.7 324 13:29
1999-00 27 TOT NHL 77 24 30 54 6 30 19 5 0 2 22 8 0 122 19.7 1214 15:46
1999-00 27 TBL NHL 11 1 2 3 -3 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 10 10.0 116 10:32
1999-00 27 CHI NHL 66 23 28 51 9 26 19 4 0 2 21 7 0 112 20.5 1099 16:39
2000-01 28 CHI NHL 82 25 39 64 7 32 21 4 0 5 26 11 2 176 14.2 1547 18:52
2001-02 29 CHI NHL 82 15 46 61 28 50 9 6 0 2 32 14 0 158 9.5 1275 15:33
2002-03 30 TOT NHL 80 17 43 60 3 40 10 7 0 2 29 14 0 161 10.6 1465 18:19
2002-03 30 CHI NHL 9 0 4 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 20 0.0 138 15:19
2002-03 30 WSH NHL 71 17 39 56 3 36 10 7 0 2 27 12 0 141 12.1 1327 18:41
2003-04 31 TOT NHL 18 1 13 14 4 22 1 0 0 1 9 4 0 30 3.3 281 15:35
2003-04 31 WSH NHL 3 0 2 2 1 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0.0 45 14:57
2003-04 31 BOS NHL 15 1 11 12 3 14 1 0 0 1 7 4 0 29 3.4 236 15:43
2005-06 33 NYR NHL 81 23 56 79 31 76 17 6 0 4 45 11 0 172 13.4 1566 19:20
2006-07 34 NYR NHL 79 26 57 83 12 42 12 14 0 4 34 23 0 193 13.5 1610 20:23 AS-19,Byng-51,Selke-57
2007-08 35 WSH NHL 40 11 26 37 -19 24 6 5 0 1 13 13 0 77 14.3 116 766 19:09 263 272 49.2 4 10 26 27
2008-09 36 WSH NHL 72 9 24 33 0 32 5 4 0 2 18 6 0 87 10.3 142 1011 14:02 290 342 45.9 9 16 37 40
5 yrs CGY NHL 168 34 74 108 22 54 29 5 0 8 52 22 0 310 11.0 101 11:10
4 yrs CHI NHL 239 63 117 180 44 112 49 14 0 9 81 34 2 466 13.5 4058 16:59
4 yrs WSH NHL 186 37 91 128 -15 100 21 16 0 5 60 31 0 306 12.1 400 3149 16:56 553 614 47.4 13 26 63 67
2 yrs HAR NHL 117 22 55 77 -9 60 15 7 0 2 44 11 0 159 13.8
2 yrs NYR NHL 160 49 113 162 43 118 29 20 0 8 79 34 0 365 13.4 3176 19:51
2 yrs TBL NHL 35 3 9 12 -13 10 2 1 0 0 5 4 0 36 8.3 439 12:33
1 yr BOS NHL 15 1 11 12 3 14 1 0 0 1 7 4 0 29 3.4 236 15:43
Career NHL 920 209 470 679 75 468 146 63 0 33 328 140 2 1671 12.5 1765 11158 17:20 553 614 47.4 13 26 63 67

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 35 Washington Capitals NHL 40 536.8 585 487 54.6 -0.6 424 380 52.7 -2.8 8.1 85.5 93.5 58.6 41.4
2008-09 36 Washington Capitals NHL 72 842.3 943 735 56.2 1.3 716 570 55.7 0.5 7.7 90.9 98.6 59.8 40.2
Career NHL 40 1379.1 1528 1222 55.6 0.6 1140 950 54.5 -0.7 7.8 88.7 96.6 59.3 40.7

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1992-93 20 HAR NHL 59 12 0.19 0.37 0.56 0.20 0.61 1.44 9 18 27 10 48 13 47 5 -7 1.0 0.5 1.6
1993-94 21 TOT NHL 73 18 0.18 0.58 0.75 0.25 0.41 1.30 12 38 50 17 70 17 46 1 8 2.9 1.3 4.2
1993-94 21 HAR NHL 58 15 0.19 0.57 0.76 0.26 0.41 1.28 10 30 40 14 52 15 40 1 -2 2.4 0.8 3.2
1993-94 21 CGY NHL 15 4 0.13 0.60 0.73 0.24 0.40 1.40 2 8 10 3 18 2 6 0 10 0.5 0.5 1.0
1994-95 22 CGY NHL 6 0 0.00 0.17 0.17 0.05 0.33 0.33 0 2 2 1 5 1 3 0 1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1
1995-96 23 CGY NHL 73 20 0.23 0.52 0.75 0.27 0.27 2.23 16 36 52 19 84 34 52 2 0 3.5 1.0 4.5
1997-98 25 CGY NHL 65 14 0.20 0.35 0.55 0.21 0.37 1.80 15 26 41 15 55 13 32 0 10 2.7 1.1 3.8
1998-99 26 TOT NHL 33 5 0.12 0.30 0.42 0.15 0.24 1.00 4 11 15 5 18 7 20 0 -9 0.8 0.1 0.9
1998-99 26 CGY NHL 9 2 0.22 0.33 0.56 0.21 0.22 0.78 2 3 5 2 5 2 2 0 1 0.5 0.1 0.6
1998-99 26 TBL NHL 24 3 0.08 0.29 0.38 0.13 0.25 1.08 2 8 10 3 13 5 18 0 -10 0.3 0.0 0.3
1999-00 27 TOT NHL 77 21 0.31 0.39 0.70 0.28 0.39 1.58 26 32 58 23 76 23 47 0 6 4.8 1.4 6.2
1999-00 27 TBL NHL 11 1 0.09 0.18 0.27 0.10 0.36 0.91 1 2 3 1 3 2 4 0 -3 0.1 0.0 0.1
1999-00 27 CHI NHL 66 20 0.35 0.42 0.77 0.31 0.39 1.70 25 30 55 22 73 21 43 0 9 4.7 1.4 6.1
2000-01 28 CHI NHL 82 24 0.30 0.48 0.78 0.30 0.39 2.15 27 42 69 26 95 25 67 4 7 5.0 2.1 7.1
2001-02 29 CHI NHL 82 20 0.18 0.56 0.74 0.25 0.61 1.93 17 52 69 23 95 33 34 0 28 4.5 2.5 7.0
2002-03 30 TOT NHL 80 20 0.21 0.54 0.75 0.25 0.50 2.01 19 47 66 23 80 25 62 10 3 4.1 1.4 5.5
2002-03 30 CHI NHL 9 1 0.00 0.44 0.44 0.12 0.44 2.22 0 4 4 1 7 3 4 0 0 0.0 0.1 0.2
2002-03 30 WSH NHL 71 19 0.24 0.55 0.79 0.27 0.51 1.99 19 43 62 22 73 22 58 10 3 4.0 1.3 5.3
2003-04 31 TOT NHL 18 4 0.06 0.72 0.78 0.23 1.22 1.67 1 15 16 5 18 4 10 0 4 0.9 0.5 1.4
2003-04 31 WSH NHL 3 1 0.00 0.67 0.67 0.18 2.67 0.33 0 2 2 1 3 0 2 0 1 0.1 0.1 0.2
2003-04 31 BOS NHL 15 4 0.07 0.73 0.80 0.24 0.93 1.93 1 13 14 4 15 4 8 0 3 0.8 0.4 1.2
2005-06 33 NYR NHL 81 27 0.28 0.69 0.98 0.34 0.94 2.12 23 54 77 27 120 42 47 0 31 5.5 3.0 8.4
2006-07 34 NYR NHL 79 29 0.33 0.72 1.05 0.37 0.53 2.44 27 57 84 30 120 58 51 1 12 6.5 2.4 9.0 AS-19,Byng-51,Selke-57
2007-08 35 WSH NHL 40 13 0.28 0.65 0.93 0.33 0.60 1.93 12 28 40 14 51 27 43 0 -19 3.1 0.0 3.1
2008-09 36 WSH NHL 72 11 0.13 0.33 0.46 0.16 0.44 1.21 9 24 33 11 55 15 41 1 0 1.6 0.9 2.5
5 yrs CGY NHL 168 40 0.20 0.44 0.64 0.24 0.32 1.85 35 75 110 40 167 52 95 2 22 7.1 2.8 9.9
4 yrs CHI NHL 239 66 0.26 0.49 0.75 0.28 0.47 1.95 69 128 197 73 270 82 148 4 44 14.2 6.1 20.3
4 yrs WSH NHL 186 44 0.20 0.49 0.69 0.24 0.54 1.65 40 97 137 48 182 64 144 11 -15 8.8 2.3 11.1
2 yrs HAR NHL 117 27 0.19 0.47 0.66 0.23 0.51 1.36 19 48 67 23 100 28 87 6 -9 3.4 1.4 4.7
2 yrs NYR NHL 160 56 0.31 0.71 1.01 0.35 0.74 2.28 50 111 161 58 240 100 98 1 43 12.0 5.4 17.4
2 yrs TBL NHL 35 4 0.09 0.26 0.34 0.12 0.29 1.03 3 10 13 4 16 7 22 0 -13 0.4 0.0 0.4
1 yr BOS NHL 15 4 0.07 0.73 0.80 0.24 0.93 1.93 1 13 14 4 15 4 8 0 3 0.8 0.4 1.2
Career NHL 920 240 0.23 0.51 0.74 0.26 0.51 1.82 217 482 699 250 990 337 602 24 75 46.7 18.3 65.0

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
1993-94 21 CGY NHL 3 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
1994-95 22 CGY NHL 6 0 6 6 -3 2 0 0 0 0 13 0.0
1995-96 23 CGY NHL 4 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.0
2001-02 29 CHI NHL 5 0 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 77 15:20
2002-03 30 WSH NHL 6 3 2 5 0 8 2 1 0 1 15 20.0 100 16:45
2003-04 31 BOS NHL 6 3 3 6 2 0 3 0 0 0 10 30.0 114 18:57
2005-06 33 NYR NHL 4 0 1 1 -3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0.0 82 20:33
2006-07 34 NYR NHL 10 6 7 13 9 0 4 2 0 2 23 26.1 218 21:50
2008-09 36 WSH NHL 3 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 26 8:48 9 8 52.9 0 3 0 1
Career NHL 47 12 22 34 1 14 9 3 0 3 89 13.5 90 618 18:10 9 8 52.9 0 3 0 1

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2008-09 36 Washington Capitals NHL 3 25.5 25 25 50.0 -14.9 18 17 51.4 -9.9 0.0 90.0 90.0 63.6 36.4
Career NHL 3 25.5 25 25 50.0 -14.9 18 17 51.4 -9.9 0.0 90.0 90.0 63.6 36.4

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1987-88 15 Rosersberg/Arlanda 73 HC Marsta Sweden-2 3 0 0 0 0
1989-90 17 Huddinge IK Sweden-2 31 7 15 22 4
1989-90 17 Sweden EJC-A 6 2 4 6 0
1990-91 18 Huddinge IK Sweden-2 33 14 20 34 10
1990-91 18 Sweden WJC-A 7 6 5 11 8
1991-92 19 AIK Solna Sweden 40 11 17 28 30
1991-92 19 Sweden WJC-A 7 8 9 17 6
1991-92 19 Sweden WC-A 6 0 1 1 0
1992-93 20 Sweden WC-A 7 1 7 8 4
1993-94 21 Springfield Indians AHL 4 0 9 9 0
1994-95 22 JYP HT Jyvaskyla Finland 16 11 19 30 63
1995-96 23 Sweden WC-A 3 2 3 5 0
1996-97 24 Sweden W-Cup 4 2 1 3 0
1996-97 24 HC Lugano Swiss 36 12 43 55 28
1996-97 24 Sweden WC-A 11 6 5 11 6
1997-98 25 Sweden Olympics 4 0 0 0 6
1998-99 26 Sweden WC-A 10 2 4 6 8 1 1 0 0 12 16.7
1999-00 27 Sweden WC-A 7 1 5 6 0 6 0 1 0 0
2001-02 29 Sweden Olympics 4 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
2001-02 29 Sweden WC-A 8 1 6 7 4 0 -3 4 0 0
2003-04 31 Sweden WC-A 7 2 4 6 -1 8 2 0 0 0
2004-05 32 Karpat Oulu Finland 23 5 15 20 22
2004-05 32 2 Teams Russia 13 2 6 8 2
2004-05 32 SKA St. Petersburg Russia 8 2 5 7 0
2004-05 32 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 5 0 1 1 2
2005-06 33 Sweden WC-A 6 1 8 9 5 4 0 1 0 0
2009-10 37 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 24 2 16 18 -8 14 2 0 0 0
2009-10 37 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 14 3 4 7 58
2009-10 37 Sweden WC-A 8 1 2 3 2 4 1 0 0 1
2010-11 38 Rochester Americans AHL 7 4 2 6 -3 8 3 0 1 2 8 50.0
2011-12 39 2 Teams Swiss 23 5 10 15 12
2011-12 39 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 15 5 5 10 8
2011-12 39 Kloten Flyers Swiss 8 0 5 5 4
Career 3 Seasons AHL 35 6 27 33 -11 22 5 0 1 2 8 50.0
Career 1 Season EJC-A 6 2 4 6 0
Career 3 Seasons Finland 53 19 38 57 143
Career 2 Seasons Olympics 8 1 2 3 1 6 0 1 0 0
Career 1 Season Russia 13 2 6 8 2
Career 1 Season Sweden 40 11 17 28 30
Career 3 Seasons Sweden-2 67 21 35 56 14
Career 2 Seasons Swiss 59 17 53 70 40
Career 1 Season W-Cup 4 2 1 3 0
Career 10 Seasons WC-A 73 17 45 62 10 40 1 7 0 1 12 16.7
Career 2 Seasons WJC-A 14 14 14 28 14

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1989-90 17 Huddinge IK Sweden-2 5 3 0 3 0
1990-91 18 Huddinge IK Sweden-2 2 0 0 0 0
1991-92 19 AIK Solna Sweden 3 1 4 5 4
1992-93 20 Springfield Indians AHL 3 3 3 6 2
1996-97 24 HC Lugano Swiss 8 3 8 11 8
2009-10 37 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 3 2 1 3 0
2011-12 39 Kloten Flyers Swiss 2 0 1 1 2
Career 1 Season AHL 3 3 3 6 2
Career 1 Season Finland 3 2 1 3 0
Career 1 Season Sweden 3 1 4 5 4
Career 2 Seasons Sweden-2 7 3 0 3 0
Career 2 Seasons Swiss 10 3 9 12 10
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 1998 SWE 0 0 1 6 4
2 2002 SWE 2 0 4 8
Car 2 0 1 10 4 8

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 15 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Michael Nylander 9.0 8.4 7.1 7.0 6.2 5.5 4.5 4.2 3.8 3.1 2.5 1.6 1.4 0.9 -0.1
Babe Siebert 95.7 6.2 5.5 5.1 4.5 4.5 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.1 2.5 2.1 1.1 1.0 0.6
Dmitri Khristich 93.9 8.8 8.6 7.0 6.4 5.8 5.7 5.1 3.4 3.1 2.4 2.2 1.8
Garry Unger 92.5 8.7 8.0 7.6 7.4 6.8 6.0 4.9 4.3 4.2 3.9 3.3 1.8 1.3 0.4 -0.7
Peter McNab 92.5 8.5 8.3 7.7 7.5 6.7 5.6 5.1 4.5 3.8 2.7 2.1 2.0 0.5 0.4
Martin Straka 92.4 9.3 9.0 8.2 7.5 6.2 5.7 4.3 4.3 4.2 2.5 2.3 1.2 1.2 0.9 0.3
Petr Nedved 92.2 10.7 8.5 7.3 7.0 6.3 6.3 4.9 4.0 3.8 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.0 0.1 -0.5
Robert Reichel 92.1 9.5 8.1 7.2 7.0 6.2 5.7 3.9 3.6 3.4 3.3 2.7
Pit Martin 92.0 8.0 8.0 7.7 7.1 6.5 5.2 5.1 4.0 3.2 3.2 3.1 2.2 1.3 0.8 0.1
Daymond Langkow 91.5 9.0 8.4 7.6 6.3 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.1 5.0 3.4 2.6 2.2 1.4 0.1 0.0
Ray Whitney 91.1 9.0 8.7 8.3 7.0 6.7 6.2 5.1 4.7 3.1 2.8 2.6 2.2 0.2 0.1 -0.3
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Michael Nylander 9.0 8.4 7.1 7.0 6.2 5.5 4.5 4.2 3.8 3.1 2.5 1.6 1.4 0.9 -0.1
Babe Siebert 95.7 6.2 5.5 5.1 4.5 4.5 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.1 2.5 2.1 1.1 1.0 0.6
Dmitri Khristich 93.9 8.8 8.6 7.0 6.4 5.8 5.7 5.1 3.4 3.1 2.4 2.2 1.8
Peter McNab 92.5 8.5 8.3 7.7 7.5 6.7 5.6 5.1 4.5 3.8 2.7 2.1 2.0 0.5 0.4
Martin Straka 92.4 9.3 9.0 8.2 7.5 6.2 5.7 4.3 4.3 4.2 2.5 2.3 1.2 1.2 0.9 0.3
Garry Unger 92.4 8.7 8.0 7.6 7.4 6.8 6.0 4.9 4.3 4.2 3.9 3.3 1.8 1.3 0.4 -0.3 -0.7
Petr Nedved 92.2 10.7 8.5 7.3 7.0 6.3 6.3 4.9 4.0 3.8 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.0 0.1 -0.5
Robert Reichel 92.1 9.5 8.1 7.2 7.0 6.2 5.7 3.9 3.6 3.4 3.3 2.7
Dennis Maruk 91.1 11.0 8.2 7.0 6.9 6.1 5.4 5.3 3.9 3.8 3.0 2.9 2.2 0.8 -0.1
Daymond Langkow 90.9 9.0 8.4 7.6 6.3 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.1 5.0 3.4 2.6 2.4 2.2 1.4 0.1 0.0
Sweeney Schriner 90.7 6.5 6.2 5.6 5.3 4.5 4.1 4.1 3.7 3.1 3.1 1.3

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

March 10, 1994: Traded to Calgary by Hartford with James Patrick and Zarley Zalapski for Gary Suter, Paul Ranheim and Ted Drury, March 10, 1994.

January 24, 1995: Missed majority of 1994-95 due to wrist injury vs. St. Louis, January 24, 1995.

January 19, 1999: Traded to Tampa Bay by Calgary for Andrei Nazarov, January 19, 1999.

November 12, 1999: Traded to Chicago by Tampa Bay for Bryan Muir and Reid Simpson, November 12, 1999.

November 1, 2002: Traded to Washington by Chicago with Chicago's 3rd round choice (Stephen Werner) in 2003 Entry Draft and future considerations for Chris Simon and Andrei Nikolishin, November 1, 2002.

October 2, 2003: Missed majority of 2003-04 due to leg injury suffered in practice, October 2, 2003.

March 4, 2004: Traded to Boston by Washington for Boston's 4th round compensatory choice (Patrick McNeill) in 2005 Entry Draft and Boston's 2nd round choice (Francois Bouchard) in 2006 Entry Draft, March 4, 2004.

August 10, 2004: Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 10, 2004.

September 25, 2004: Signed as a free agent by Oulu (Finland), September 25, 2004.

December 20, 2004: Signed as a free agent by St. Petersburg (Russia), December 20, 2004.

February 14, 2005: Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), February 14, 2005.

July 2, 2007: Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 2, 2007.

January 28, 2010: Re-assigned to Jokerit Helsinki (Finland) by Washington, January 28, 2010.

September 29, 2010: Loaned to Rochester (AHL) by Washington, September 29, 2010.

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