The 2019-20 season was the year of redemption for William Nylander. The infamous contract stalemate that went right down to the wire soured many on the young swede, his abysmal performance on the ice shortly after signing capped off a disastrous 2018-19 season. At the end of the season, Nylander vowed to comeback next season better than ever.
Even though Covid-19 wiped out the remaining 12 games in the Leafs regular season, I think it is safe to say that William Nylander not only bounced back this season, but also proved many of his haters wrong too with his performance this season.
By the Numbers
After recording a disappointing seven goals and 27 points in 54 games last season, Nylander bounced back in a big way, hitting the 30-goal plateau for the first time in his young career and recording 59 points in 68 games. Pro-rated for an 82-game schedule, Nylander was on pace to record 37 goals and 34 assists for 71 points.
What’s encouraging from this season is that Nylander found his goal-scoring touch again. Last season Nylander was super unlucky, scoring on a mere 5.4% of his shots. This season Nylander scored on 15.7% of his shots, a percentage well above his career norm but …
Author: Brendan Mori / The Leafs Nation