|Assets:||Has great scoring instincts, soft hands and offensive flair to make spectacular plays. Also skates extremely well. His creativity is off the charts. Can line up at all three forward positions.|
|Flaws:||Is a little undersized for the highest level. Must gain more strength and conditioning to thrive in the NHL. Also needs to make the simple play more often and improve his defense overall.|
|Career Potential:||Skilled scoring forward with upside.|
|OHL||Second All-Star Team||2009-10|
|1/12/2013||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|3/25/2012||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|3/23/2012||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|2/01/2012||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|12/21/2011||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|10/27/2011||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|10/20/2011||Missed 5 games (torn ligament in knee).|
|10/20/2011||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|10/19/2011||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|10/05/2011||Torn ligament in knee, injured reserve.|
|3/15/2011||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|12/29/2010||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|11/12/2010||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|10/04/2010||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|2/12/2010||Assigned to London (OHL).|
|2/08/2010||Recalled from London (OHL).|
|9/27/2009||Returned to his junior team (London-OHL).|
|7/06/2009||Signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/26/2009||Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round (7th overall) in 2009.|
Nazem Kadri is optimistic about Leafs' future | 05/14/2013 11:26 AM
NewsAfter the disappointment of blowing a three-goal lead settled, Nazem Kadri took the glass-half-full approach.
Impact"At the end of the day, we proved a lot of people wrong. Nobody gave us a fair shake at this series. We pretty much gave Boston all it could handle," said Kadri. "I truly believe it's going to make every single person in that dressing room a better hockey player in the future. This is an experience you can't buy. We're going to take what we can and go back to work next year. Despite the struggles early in the playoffs, Kadri emerged as one of the better up-and-coming young centers in the league with 18 goals and 44 points this season.
Nazem Kadri continues to struggle v Bruins | 05/11/2013 1:37 PM
NewsNazem Kadri continues to struggle against the Bruins in the playoffs.
Mark Masters on Twitter
ImpactHe has seen his ice time reduced in favour of others including Mikhail Grabovski. According to coach Randy Carlyle, Kadri is having trouble skating away from the Bruins' back-side pressure. Kadri is one of the few Maple Leafs on the ice for Saturday's optional skate. We're sure you have better roster options in your playoff pool.
Kadri promised better performance in Game 2 | 05/04/2013 11:27 AM
NewsNazem Kadri, who did not play very well in Game 1 against the Bruins Thursday night, promised a better effort in Game 2 scheduled for Saturday night.
ImpactKadri had this to say about his performance in the Leafs' 4-1 loss: "I just had a couple of turnovers, down low I wasn't moving my feet as well as I can, wasn't able to find guys on the move, It's a game that I love to play. Now I've got to bring that same heart and passion that I always bring, that competitive nature, to the next game. I think we all understand that we didn't play our best games." For Toronto's playoff-starved fans sake let's hope they do.
Nazem Kadri believes Bruins are beatable | 05/01/2013 1:57 PM
NewsNazem Kadri fired the first shot across the bows in the Maple Leafs-Bruins' opening round series prior to Game 1 Wednesday night.
Impact"We've got to give them respect. We're not approaching this as underdogs," he said. "This is a very, very winnable series for us." Kadri also said the Leafs finished not that far behind the Bruins in the Eastern Conference standings. The 22-year-old center enjoyed a superb regular season with 18 goals and 44 points in 48 games. The Leafs will likely start him on the third line though to provide the team with more depth, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him back with Joffrey Lupul during the contest.
Nazem Kadri centers first line Thursday | 04/26/2013 10:52 AM
NewsNazem Kadri centered a line with Phil Kessel on Thursday and the two clicked immediately.
ImpactTyler Bozak, who normally is the first-line pivot, was getting a day of rest. Kadri set Kessel up for two second-period goals. "I have always wanted to play with Phil (Kessel) because he is a world-class player," Kadri said. "I want to make myself better by playing with those type of guys. He really opens the ice up for you, especially with (Joffrey Lupul) on the other side."
Nazem Kadri scores in win Saturday | 04/21/2013 11:22 AM
NewsNazem Kadri scored his first goal of the month and 18th this season in the win over the Senators Saturday.
Impact"Tonight he displayed the skills that he has and he found the back of the net," coach Carlyle said after the win. The 22-year-old center has 41 points in 44 games in 48-game shortened seaosn. Good job if you took a late-round gamble on Kadri in your fantasy draft this season.
Nazem Kadri is needed for secondary offense | 04/17/2013 6:12 PM
NewsNazem Kadri hasn't scored a goal and has two assists in seven games this month.
ImpactIt hasn't been a productive start to April for the Toronto center, who has racked up 41 points in 43 games this season. The Leafs need Kadri and Joffrey Lupul to start clicking again to provide some secondary offense behind Phil Kessel's line. They will look to get going in Thursday's game versus the Islanders.
Nazem Kadri in the midst of mini slump | 04/11/2013 12:01 PM
NewsNazem Kadri has one assist in his last four games, but it isn't time to panic if you have him on your fantasy roster.
ImpactHe had a minus-2 rating in Wednesday's shootout loss to the Rangers and was stopped by Henrik Lundqvist on a glorious chance in overtime. Kadri should continue to get his opportunities though and he should snap out of his mini slump soon. The 22-year-old center has 40 points in 40 games this year.
Nazem Kadri gets another hat trick | 03/31/2013 10:57 AM
NewsNazem Kadri became the first Leaf since Alexander Mogilny in 2002-2003 to pot a pair of hat tricks in the same season on Saturday night.
ImpactGreat job if you took a late round gamble on Kadri in your fantasy draft this season. With the career-high four point night Saturday, Kadri rose to sixth in league scoring whil also moving up to seventh overall in goals.
Nazem Kadri gets hat trick, assist in win | 03/30/2013 10:20 PM
NewsNazem Kadri simply dominated the Senators on Saturday night, recording a hat trick and adding an assist in the 4-0 win.
ImpactRaise your hand if you expected this kind of breakout season from the burgeoning star. Kadri now has 17 goals and 39 points, which slots him sixth in the NHL. Joffrey Lupul also had a four-point night. Instead, though, he scored and assisted on all of Kadri's goals. John-Michael Liles, Michael Kostka, Nikolai Kulemin chipped in with helpers.
Nazem Kadri doesn't shy away from rough stuff | 03/28/2013 11:23 AM
NewsNazem Kadri's rough and tumble style has endeared him to his teammates, but not to his opponents.
Impact"I'm a pretty mouthy guy out there," said Kadri. "I don't tend to back down. If you've got something to say to me, I'm going to be saying something back. It's all part of the game plan. Part of how I play the game, my grittiness, my verbal trash talk out there is something that gets myself into the game." He's chipped in 45 hits in 34 games this season, while lighting up the scoresheet with 14 goals and 21 assists.
Nazem Kadri earns third star of the week | 03/25/2013 1:17 PM
NewsNazem Kadri has been awarded with the NHL's third star of the week honor.
ImpactHe registered seven points, including three goals, in three games last week. Kadri has picked up a pair of three-point performances to help extend his current point streak to four games. The 22-year-old center has 34 points in 32 games this season.
Nazem Kadri remains red-hot vs Sabres | 03/22/2013 12:52 AM
NewsNazem Kadri scored two goals and added an assist in the Maple Leafs 5-4 shootout loss to Buffalo Thursday.
ImpactKadri's first scoring lull of the season was short-lived, as he has now bounced back with back-yo-back three point efforts to bring his season total above a point-per-game. Mikhail Grabovski and Tyler Bozak also scored goals for Toronto in the loss.
Nazem Kadri earns 3 assists Wednesday | 03/21/2013 12:26 PM
NewsNazem Kadri collected three assists in Wednesday's win over Tampa Bay.
ImpactThe Toronto center is starting to heat up again after a mini three-game drought with five helpers in his last two outings heading into Thursday's meeting with Buffalo. Kadri has 30 points in 30 games to lead the Maple Leafs in scoring.
Nazem Kadri may get more ice time with Lupul | 03/19/2013 9:09 AM
NewsNazem Kadri may get an increase in ice time.
ImpactHe logged 18:15 of ice time against Winnipeg Saturday night, while skating alongside returning winger Joffrey Lupul. Kadri assisted on both of Lupul's goals to help snap his personal three-game scoring drought.
Nazem Kadri endures three-game drought | 03/15/2013 9:46 AM
NewsNazem Kadri's current three-game pointless drought is the longest he's gone without recording a point this season.
ImpactDuring that time, Phil Kessel has passed him for the team lead in points. Kadri has 11 goals and 25 points in 28 games. He did have his chances to score in Thursday's loss to Pittsburgh, so it isn't the time to panic with him yet.
Nazem Kadri finds back of the net in loss | 03/08/2013 1:24 AM
NewsNazem Kadri registered his 11th goal of the season in the Maple Leafs 4-2 loss to the Bruins Thursday.
ImpactKadri's second period marker gives him points in seven straight contests, a span during which he has amassed 11 points. Jay McClement deflected a Mikhail Grabovski shot for a third period goal while Carl Gunnarsson registered two assists.
Nazem Kadri gets two points in win Monday | 03/04/2013 11:48 PM
NewsNazem Kadri potted a goal and also registered an assist in the Leafs' 4-2 win over the Devils Monday night.
ImpactWith 23 points in 23 contests, the Leafs' first round pick in the 2009 Entry Draft should be owned and started in every league. Good job if you took a late round gamble on Kadri in your fantasy draft this season.
Nazem Kadri has 'special performance' | 03/01/2013 12:12 PM
NewsNazem Kadri wowed everyone Thursday night, including his coach.
ImpactKadri netted his first hat trick, and he now has 21 points on the season. Coach Randy Carlyle called it "the best he has probably been in a long time. "Outside of scoring goals, he was dependable defensively, did not turn the puck over, and he is a scrappy player. "We had a special performance from Nazem Kadri. Always nice to see a young player deliver in those situations." Kadri, 22, has a boatload of talent and is a start-with-confidence guy right now.
Nazem Kadri notches hat trick vs. Islanders | 02/28/2013 11:54 PM
NewsNazem Kadri recorded his first career hat trick in the Maple Leafs' 5-4 overtime win over the Islanders Thursday.
ImpactKadri was easily the most dangerous Leaf on the ice tonight, as he has been on many occasions this season. With 21 points in 22 contests, the former London Knight is now five points clear of Phil Kessel for the team lead in scoring. Dion Phaneuf and James van Riemsdyk also found the back of the net in the win.
Nazem Kadri gets two points in win Monday | 02/18/2013 11:34 PM
NewsNazem Kadri potted a goal and also registered an assist in the Leafs' 3-0 victory over the Panthers Monday night.
ImpactThe Leafs' first round pick in the 2009 Entry Draft is off to a great start in this shortened 48-game season. It remains to be seen if he can continue to produce at this rate but he does have 14 points in 16 games now. He should be owned in 14-team leagues.
Nazem Kadri scores lone Toronto goal in loss | 02/14/2013 10:38 PM
NewsNazem Kadri scored the only goal for the Maple Leafs in a 3-1 loss to Carolina Thursday.
ImpactThe goal wasn't exactly a thing of beauty as Dion Phaneuf's point shot appeared to carom off Kadri's leg and into the Hurricanes goal. No matter how it looked, the point is the 12th of the season for the former first-rounder, good for the team lead.
Leafs' Kadri, Frattin continue to click | 02/12/2013 11:41 AM
NewsNazem Kadri collected two assists Monday night.
ImpactHe has racked up eight helpers and 11 points in 13 games this season, while playing regularly on Toronto's third line. Kadri set up goals by Matt Frattin, who also had an assist, and Clarke MacArthur in the second period to give the Leafs a 4-1 lead in what would become a 5-2 victory. Kadri and Frattin, who now has seven goals and 10 points in 10 contests, have been great additions to Toronto's new offensive attack this year and they formed some great on-ice chemistry.
Nazem Kadri gets PP, PK time at practice | 02/08/2013 2:40 PM
NewsNazem Kadri got time on the power play and the penalty kill at practice Friday.
James Mirtle on Twitter
ImpactIt appears the Leafs are doing everything possible to find more ice time for Kadri, who has three goals and nine points in 11 games this season. The former first-round pick was already worth a look in 12- and 14-team leagues but could see his value raise significantly with substantial power play time.
Nazem Kadri gets assist in loss Monday | 02/04/2013 10:58 PM
NewsNazem Kadri registered an assist in the Leafs' 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes Monday night.
ImpactThe Leafs' first round pick in the 2009 Entry Draft is off to a great start in this shortened 48-game season. It remains to be seen if he can produce enough to be fantasy-relevant in 2013 but he does have eight points in nine games now. He's definitely worth a look in 12 and 14-team leagues.
Nazem Kadri scores lone goal in loss Monday | 01/21/2013 11:12 PM
NewsNazem Kadri potted the lone goal in the Leafs' 2-1 loss to the Sabres Monday night.
ImpactKadri impressed Leafs coach Randy Carlyle in training camp last week and is off to a great start in this sortened 48-games campaign. Kadri's always on the radar in Toronto, but it remains to be seen if he can produce enough to be fantasy-relevant in 2013. In the meantime, he's worth a look in 14-team leagues.
Leafs coach wants Kadri to work on faceoffs | 01/21/2013 11:56 AM
NewsToronto coach Randy Carlyle pointed to faceoffs as an area that Nazem Kadri should work on.
Impact"I think he was 0-for-6 after two periods (2-for-6 was the final assessment by the stats crew) so he didn't have a good night there," Carlyle said, referring to the season opener on Saturday. "There are some big adjustments he's got to make (in the circle), take the stick away, use his feet, all those little things. He's up against the best players in the world." Kadri only took 15 faceoffs in 21 games with the Leafs last season and won four of them.
Nazem Kadri is having a great training camp | 01/17/2013 2:09 PM
NewsNazem Kadri has impressed Leafs coach Randy Carlyle in training camp.
James Mirtle on Twitter
Impact"He's proven he has NHL skills... He's been one of our strongest players at camp... We'd be crazy not to recognize that," Carlyle said. Kadri is very likely to make the Leafs team, especially after Matthew Lombardi was traded and Tim Connolly was placed on waivers.
Lombardi trade could help Kadri make Leafs | 01/16/2013 9:59 PM
NewsWith Matthew Lombardi traded, Nazem Kadri's odds of being a full-time Toronto Maple Leafs roster player increases.
ImpactThat doesn't guarantee a clear path for the polarizing forward to make the Buds roster, but it's one fewer forward in his way. Kadri's always on the radar in Toronto, but it remains to be seen if he can produce enough to be fantasy-relevant in 2012-13.
Carlyle compares Nazem Kadri to Bobby Ryan | 01/14/2013 6:59 PM
NewsToronto coach Randy Carlyle likened Nazem Kadri's development to Bobby Ryan's, who he coached in Anaheim.
Impact"Bobby Ryan spent three or four years developing . . . Now he's an elite player," said Carlyle. "Kadri is in the same boat. He has the ability to play in the NHL. It's a question of when he's going to be given that opportunity, or earned that opportunity." Kadri has posted strong statistics in the minors this year, with 26 points in 27 games, following a slow start. He centered a line between Nikolai Kulemin and Clarke MacArthur on Monday.
Kadri fighting for a roster spot | 01/12/2013 6:55 AM
NewsNazem Kadri, the Maple Leafs' 2009 first-round draft pick, hopes to finally earn a roster spot out of training camp with the NHL club.
Impact"I'm in mid-season form," says Kadri, who has picked up 26 points in 27 games with the Toronto Marlies. "There's no better conditioning stint or bag skate that you can do than playing in a competitive game. I'm ready to go, even if we start tomorrow." Kadri had a slow start to the season with 3 points in his first 9 games, but has notched 23 points in his last 18.
|Goals||3||2 times-last:at Ott||last:Mar 30||1|
|Assists||3||vs. TB||Mar 20||1|
|Points||4||at Ott||Mar 30||1|
|Penalty Minutes||5||at TB||Feb 19||2|
|Plus/Minus||3||3 times-last:at Ott||last:Mar 30||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||5 times-last:at Buf||last:Mar 21||1|
|Power Play Points||1||8 times-last:at Ott||last:Mar 30||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||48 times-last:vs. Mtl||last:Apr 27||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||48 times-last:vs. Mtl||last:Apr 27||0|
|Shots||8||at Buf||Mar 21||3|
|Penalty Minutes||8||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Tor)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2011-12 (Tor)|
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