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Columbus Blue Jackets forward Alex Nylander celebrating a goal against the San Jose Sharks
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Former Penguin Alex Nylander Talks About His Time as a Penguin

Published March 28, 2024 at 5:43 PM

Former Penguins winger Alex Nylander has opened up about his time with the team after being traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets. He shared some of his frustrations with the Penguins organization.

The Columbus Blue Jackets made an interesting move earlier this month when the acquired Alex Nylander from the Pittsburgh Penguins Since then, Nylander has excelled, putting together the best stretch of hockey in his career. Today, he talked about his time with the Penguins

Nylander expresses frustration about being stuck in AHL with Penguins

After his recent hot stretch with the Blue Jackets, Nylander was asked about his time in Pittsburgh. He seemed frustrated that the team refused to give him a serious chance in the NHL, despite putting up good numbers in the American League.

"Obviously, it was really good when I was down in the (AHL). Really got my game going there. I knew I could play up in the NHL and didn't really get many chances to play up here and play more games. That's really unfortunate (because) I really wanted to play and show I can play in the NHL."

Alex's brother William is of course is a superstar for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Earlier this month he told reporters how proud he was of his brother who had high hopes of being an elite NHLer himself after he was drafted 8th overall in 2016.

Nylander has eight goals and 11 points in 15 games since being traded to the Blue Jackets, including a hat trick scored against the Vegas Golden Knights.

In just his fifth game with the @BlueJacketsNHL, Alex Nylander collects the first hat trick of his career! 👏

Hat Trick Challenge Presented by @AstraZenecaUS

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