2013 U18 WJC Video: William Nylander, Sweden

By Chapin Landvogt
William Nylander - Sweden

Photo: Swedish forward William Nylander is one of a few 2014 NHL Draft prospects taking part in the 2013 U18 World Juniors (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Just as Finland's U18 roster features a last name that is familiar to fans of NHL hockey, so to does Sweden's roster. Forward William Nylander is hoping to follow in the footsteps of his father, Michael Nylander, and early returns suggest that he just might be up to the task.

The younger Nylander has had a busy 2012-13 season, which has included a berth on his country's U17 squad, as well as his first appearance at the U18 World Junior Championship. Nylander was a scoring star for Sweden at the U17, and has so far picked up three points (2G, 1A) in three games in Sochi.

Nylander, who played for the Södertälje organization this season, is eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft. Some scouts have apparently like what they have seen of Nylander so far as the 5'10”, 179-pound forward is ranked among the top prospects for next year's draft.

Nylander spoke with Hockey's Future following his team's Day 4 win over Slovakia.

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