When William Nylander turned up for Toronto’s practice on Wednesday, he wasn’t wearing his Maple Leafs sweater as expected. Instead, the son of former-Capital Michael Nylander was sporting a Team Canada jersey.
It was an unusual sight for fans and media in attendance, considering that Nylander is very Swedish and represents Sweden at international tournaments.
Kristen Shilton, the Maple Leafs reporter for TSN Sports, reported that Nylander lost a bet to Mike Babcock. The bet was wagered over the outcome of World Juniors. Canada bested Sweden in the final earlier in the year, 3-1, to win gold.