Alexander Nylander couldn’t wait to play with his older brother William Nylander at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship in Helsinki, Finland.
“That would be an unbelievable experience,” Alexander Nylander said in September, ahead of the winter tournament. “I don’t think I’ve ever played with my brother on a team. … To be able to play with my brother would be just amazing. It’s something I dream of, actually.”
Unfortunately their time on the ice together was limited to less than one game after William sustained a head injury in Sweden’s tournament-opening 8-3 win against Switzerland on Dec. 26 and had to miss the rest of the WJC.