Nylander sets Leafs rookie record with 10-game point streak
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William Nylander has fashioned the longest point streak by a rookie in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 100-year history.

Nylander set the record with a point in a 10th straight game Thursday versus the New Jersey Devils, collecting an assist on Josh Leivo's first-period power-play goal. It was a secondary helper, but the 20-year-old Swede made the play, landing a precise cross-zone pass onto the stick of Auston Matthews, who had his rebound jammed in after it was misplayed by Keith Kinkaid.

It's also the longest streak by a rookie in this year's incredible freshman class, according to TSN's Mark Masters.

Nylander tied the record set by Gud Bodnar, and later matched by Bob Nevin and Dan Daoust, with a two-point outing versus the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday.

In addition to the streak, Nylander triggered a second $212,500 performance bonus in the space of 24 hours, with the assist being his 35th of the season. He earned his first bonus by scoring his 20th goal in Columbus.

Nylander now has 55 points on the season, and is quickly scaling the list of the best rookie seasons among Swedes. He's within four points of Mats Sundin, who began his Hall of Fame career with a 59-point campaign.

Nylander sets Leafs rookie record with 10-game point streak
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