After a heartbreaking loss, William Nylander makes decision on where he'll play next

Published May 13, 2023 at 6:40 PM
BY SAM

The Toronto Maple Leafs were eliminated from the playoffs last night, losing to the Florida Panthers in game 5 of their second-round series in heartbreaking fashion. Most players would want to take time off and rest following a crushing loss like that, but not Leaf forward William Nylander.

According to journalist Miikka Lahtinen, Nylander will join team Sweden's roster for the World Hockey Championships, where he'll play alongside his brother Alex and former Leaf defender Rasmus Sandin; take a look:


William Nylander left last night to go play for #Sweden in the World Championships in Latvia. His brother, Alex, is also playing and so is Rasmus Sandin.


He wants to win.
#iihfworlds2023

Nylander wasted no time deciding he wanted to be a part of the WHC, just hours after the Leafs were eliminated. You can really tell he has a drive and a passion for the game that some are missing on this version of the Leafs team.

He joins Sweden after a season that saw him score 40 goals and 47 assists for a total of 87 points while playing in all 82 games for the leafs this season. Nylander also added 10 points in 11 playoff games.

No doubt, a 27-year-old Nylander will help Sweden in their World Hockey Championship quest for gold
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