A very talented forward who was selected 8th overall is available for free for Kent Hughes and the 30 other NHL general managers

Published October 5, 2023 at 5:01 PM
BY ELIAS
We saw several personnel moves in the NHL today as teams make their final adjustments in preparation for the season that will begin next Tuesday.

Moreover, a surprise emerged among the list of players put on waivers. Indeed, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Alex Nylander is now up for grabs and could find himself on a new team within the next 24 hours.

Here are the 16 players who were placed on waivers this afternoon:

- Calgary Flames: Nick DeSimone, Mathias Emilio Pettersen, and Martin Pospisil


Pittsburgh Penguins: Andreas Johnsson, Joona Koppanen, and Alex Nylander
Seattle Kraken: Connor Carrick, Cameron Hughes, Kole Lind, Max McCormick, Gustav Olofsson, Andrew Poturalski, Mitch Reinke, Jimmy Schuldt, Devin Shore, and Marian Studenic

Selected 8th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in 2016, the forward was seen as having a very promising future in the NHL. Many expected the Swede to become an impact player, having been chosen ahead of players such as Mikhail Sergachev, Charlie McAvoy, Tage Thompson, Jordan Kyrou, Alex DeBrincat, and Carter Hart.

Unfortunately, he never lived up to the expectations, unable to establish himself permanently in the NHL. William Nylander's brother played only 94 games with the Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks, and Pittsburgh Penguins, accumulating a total of 14 goals and 20 assists (34 points).

However, he excelled with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the American league last year, finishing the year with an impressive 25 goals and 25 assists in 55 games. He could potentially be an intriguing option for Kent Hughes, looking to bring reinforcements to the Laval Rocket.

In your opinion, should the Habs claim the 25-year-old forward off waivers?

IN YOUR OPINION, SHOULD THE CANADIENS CLAIM FORWARD ALEXANDER NYLANDER?
OCTOBER 5      105 ANSWERS
YES3634.3 %
NO6965.7 %
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