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NEW YORK RANGERS VS BOSTON BRUINS
New York Rangers center Michael Nylander (92), of Sweden, scores against Boston Bruins goaltender Hannu Toivonen (54), of Finland, as Bruins defender Andrew Alberts (41) collides with Nylander, in the third period on January 29, 2007 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston. The Rangers defeated the Bruins 6-1. (UPI Photo/Matthew Healey)
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Michael Nylander (born October 3, 1972) is a Swedish professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Nylander was drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the third round (59th overall) in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. In the NHL, he has played for the Hartford Whalers (1992–1994), Calgary Flames (1994–98), Tampa Bay Lightning (1999), Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2002), Washington Capitals (2002–2003), and Boston Bruins (2004), New York Rangers (2005–2007), and Washington Capitals (2007–present).

Nylander was signed by the New York Rangers for the 2005–06 season and played well with All-Star right-winger Jaromír Jágr. He centred the first line and first power play unit. Statistically, Nylander had his best season as he helped the Rangers reach 100 points for the first time since 1994.

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