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Nazem Kadri | Center

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 188
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Toronto coach Randy Carlyle believes that it is only a matter of time before Nazem Kadri and linemates Joffrey Lupul and Daniel Winnik score.
Although they only have four goals between them, the Leafs' second line is doing well according to all advanced analytic analysis. Carlyle believes the unit will score "if they continue to possess the puck and do the things that they're doing." We guess it's important to have the backing of your coach when things haven't been going so well on the scoresheet. We'll see if advanced analytics work. If the line continues to put up positive Corsi numbers but fails to score, then maybe advanced statistics aren't the panacea we all believe they might be. Oct 25 - 12:23 PM

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Nazem Kadri scored his second goal in two three games on Sunday.

He also logged a season-high 19:46 of ice time. Kadri took some heat for voicing his displeasure at the fan who threw his jersey on the ice during Toronto's 5-2 loss to Pittsburgh, but if he continues to produce then any ill-feelings will be quickly forgotten.
Oct 13 - 8:54 AM

Nazem Kadri scored in Toronto's home opening loss to Montreal.

He notched three shots and saw just 14:10 of ice time. Toronto's second line of Kadri, Joffrey Lupul and Brandon Kozun had good energy early in the game, but some defensive shortcomings relegated them to the bench for most of the contest.
Oct 9 - 1:43 PM

Nazem Kadri had a goal and an assist in Monday's preseason victory over Philadelphia.

His efforts helped the Leafs rally from a 2-0 deficit to win in the shootout. Kadri wants to become a more complete player this season and he feels he made some positive first steps even though this was just the preseason. "Production is huge. I'm an offensive player, so that's the first thing," said Kadri. " ... I think I was a little better on the draws, coming back in my own end. I even saw a few penalty-killing shifts."
Sep 23 - 8:47 AM

Nazem Kadri wants to elevate his game in 2014-15.

"My expectation for myself is to go up (in production) every year," he said. "No one has higher expectations of me than me, so I'm working as hard as I can to get there. You always work hard to get better, but now your body is a bit more mature, and you know it better, so it's easier to put on pounds or take them off, whatever you need." Kadri feels his ideal weight is around 190 pounds. He's been working hard on his shot and release during the summer. Kadri appears confident that he can improve on the 20 goals and 50 points he picked up in 78 games last campaign.
Aug 21 - 11:40 AM

Nazem Kadri was named to Team Canada for the upcoming IIHF Championships scheduled to begin on May 9th in Belarus.

He will be joined on the squad by teammates Morgan Rielly and James Reimer. Kadri had an inconsistent season but still set career highs in goals and points with 20 and 50 respectively. Reilly is a promising defenseman who just scratched the surface of his vast talent this season. We all know about the trials Reimer had in 2013-14.
Apr 18 - 11:52 AM

Nazem Kadri understands that trade rumors could heat up again for his services, but he'd like to stay in Toronto.

"I've cherished my time (as a Leaf) and hopefully it continues," Kadri said on Wednesday. "I love Toronto. I love our fans and how passionate they are." He has averaged 17:25 of ice time per contest in 2013-14 and he's recorded 50 points (20 goals, 30 assists) in 76 games.
Source: Toronto Sun
Apr 10 - 11:27 AM

Nazem Kadri scored the winner for the Maple Leafs in their 4-3 overtime trimph over the Bruins on Thursday night.

Kadri had a ton of expectations heaped on him this season, his second full campaign in the NHL, after tallying 44 points last year. While he didn't take the leap many hoped for, he has been plenty productive for a young player, with 19 goals and 49 points. James van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak and Paul Ranger netted the other goals, while Phil Kessel and Cody Franson picked up two helpers apiece.
Apr 3 - 10:41 PM

Nazem Kadri contributed two assists in Toronto's 3-2 win over Los Angeles on Thursday night.

He had a hand in setting up goals by defensemen Dion Phaneuf and Carl Gunnarsson. Kadri has two goals and four points in his past five matches. He also established a new career high for points in a season with 46 in 64 contests.
Mar 14 - 9:44 AM

Nazem Kadri scored a goal in Toronto's 4-3 overtime win on Saturday.

Kadri has found the back of the net in consecutive games. He now has 17 goals and 44 points in 61 contests in 2013-14.
Mar 9 - 11:38 AM

Nazem Kadri ended a six-game goalless skid in Wednesday's overtime win over the New York Rangers.

Kadri was red hot prior to the Olympic break, but he's looked sluggish since the NHL resumed play. Getting back on the scoresheet could be just what he needs to get going again. He has produced 16 goals and 43 points in 60 games this season.
Mar 6 - 11:24 AM

Nazem Kadri likes to play physical and that edge he plays with is a big part of his game.

"Sometimes that's how I get myself in the game, emotionally and physically," Kadri said. "It's working for me, though I understand I have to take the side of caution. But at the same time, I have to finish my hits. At home, to get the crowd and the energy going, it's always important to get involved." He has a great deal of skill to go with his penchant for hard hits. Kadri's ability to get under the skin of the opposition has also led to many power plays for the Leafs. His offense has picked up as well of late, as he will take a five-game point streak into Tuesday's contest.
Source: Toronto Sun
Feb 4 - 8:26 AM

Nazem Kadri had a goal and an assist in Toronto's 6-3 win on Saturday.

Bozak is on a three-game point streak. Injuries have disrupted his season, but when he's healthy, he's recorded 11 goals and 29 points in 33 games.
Source: Toronto Sun
Feb 2 - 11:26 AM

Nazem Kadri collected three assists in Thursday's 6-3 win over Florida.

"It's probably the best game he has played in a long time," coach Randy Carlyle said. "And it was at both ends of the rink ... He was distributing the puck, he was making some big-league plays." He also went 14-9 in the faceoff circle. Kadri has been hot of late with three goals and nine assists in his last eight matches. He surpassed 100 career points Thursday night and currently has 101 in 151 contests.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jan 31 - 8:36 AM

Nazem Kadri scored two pretty goals in Toronto's 3-2 win over Tampa Bay Tuesday night.

The former first round pick managed just one goal in his previous 15 contests. The 23 year-old still has ways to go to beat his breakout season last year. So far, he's got 14 goals and 35 points in 51 games.
Jan 28 - 10:21 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tyler Bozak
2Nazem Kadri
3Peter Holland
4Mike Santorelli
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Matt Frattin
3David Booth
4Daniel Winnik
RW1Phil Kessel
2Joffrey Lupul
3David Clarkson
4Leo Komarov
5Brandon Kozun
6Richard Panik
D1Dion Phaneuf
2Jake Gardiner
3Cody Franson
4Morgan Rielly
5Stephane Robidas
6Roman Polak
7Stuart Percy
G1Jonathan Bernier
2James Reimer