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Nazem Kadri | Center | #43

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (7) / TOR
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Nazem Kadri opened the scoring in Wednesday's 7-2 win over Winnipeg.
Kadri had a career year in 2016-17 with 32 goals and 61 points and he's off to a good start this year with one goal and one assist. He got a power-play marker in the first period and set up Patrick Marleau's second goal early in the third. Oct 5 - 9:12 AM

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Coach Mike Babcock isn't satisfied with the trio of Nazem Kadri, Patrick Marleau and Leo Komarov.

"I thought early (in camp) they were going good. But that line's got to be better," said Babcock. "That group can be way better, way quicker, a lot more diligent. They've got to upgrade. We need Kadri to be real good for us to be effective. That group has got to find some chemistry and get going." Kadri and Komarov are still adjusting to Marleau, just like he is adjusting to them. Kadri feels like he is getting an understanding of how to play with Marleau. They will get another opportunity to work out the kinks before the regular season starts.
Sep 29 - 10:02 AM

Nazem Kadri was back on the ice at the Maple Leafs' practice on Saturday.

He had missed Friday's practice with a minor injury. Kadri is skating between Patrick Marleau and Leo Komarov, a line which could be kept intact once the season starts.
Sep 16 - 11:25 AM

Nazem Kadri didn't skate on Friday, but he is expected to be back on the ice Saturday.

Coach Mike Babcock said he was dealing with an upper-body injury, but it's not believed to be anything serious. Kadri had the best season of his NHL career in 2016-17 with 32 goals and 61 points in 82 contests.
Sep 15 - 2:58 PM

Nazem Kadri didn't think his hip-check on Alex Ovechkin in Game 5 was dirty.

"It’s not like I stuck my knee out or got my arms high or anything like that," Kadri said, per the Toronto Sun. "It happened pretty quick. I thought it was okay. Glad he came back, but he was running around a little bit when he came back so he must have been fine." Ovechkin was forced to leave the game late in the first period, but he returned in the second frame. You can watch the hit by clicking the link below.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 22 - 10:50 AM

Nazem Kadri generated a goal and an assist in Toronto's 4-3 overtime win against Washington on Monday night.

Kadri turned up the intensity in the game after Toronto fell behind 2-0 early with a physical shift. He scored his first goal of the postseason in the second period and added a helper on Tyler Bozak's game winner to complete the comeback victory. Kadri finished the match with six hits.
Source: Toronto Sun
Apr 18 - 11:21 AM

Nazem Kadri has made quite the impression on head coach Mike Babcock.

Kadri had a terrific regular season that saw him put up a career-high 32 goals and 61 points. But beyond what he brings offensively, Kadri has also found a way to become an effective player without the puck. "It’s just a different person," Babcock said. "(My team) played against Toronto a lot and nothing against Naz, but we wouldn’t concern ourselves too much with him. Naz is now a guy who can play really well without the puck and he’s nasty. That helps him be the player he is and he scored some goals this year as well."
Source: Toronto Sun
Apr 15 - 9:17 AM

Name Kadri scored the only goal for the Leafs in a 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.

Kadri tipped home Matt Hunwick's shot from the half boards for his 32nd goal of the year. Kadri has really exploded offensively and continues to score for the Leafs. He has set career highs for both goals and points (61) this season. The Leafs need a win or a Lightning loss to clinch a playoff berth.
Apr 6 - 10:30 PM

Nazem Kadri scored a goal and added an assist in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 4-2 victory over the Sabres in Buffalo Monday night.

Kadri's goal was his 31st of the season. His assist was his 29th. He assisted on the game-opening goal by Leo Komarov at 4:26 of the first period. Komarov's goal was his 14th of the season and first of three by the Leafs Monday in 43 seconds. Auston Matthews netted his 39th of the season -- a record for a Toronto rookie -- at 5:01 and James van Riemsdyk scored his 26th at 5:09. With the win, the Leafs moved into second place in the Atlantic Division. They lead the Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins by one point.
Apr 3 - 10:20 PM

Nazem Kadri scored a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Kadri picked up the primary assist on Leo Komarov's goal in the first period before scoring his 30th goal of the year at the 15:46 mark of the third frame. It's the first time he hits the 30-goal mark in his career. Kadri finished the game with a plus-2 rating, three shots on goal and one hit in 15:58 of ice time. He has 54 points in 72 games in 2016-17.
Mar 22 - 10:11 PM

Nazem Kadri has amassed a career-high 52 points this season.

He deposited his 29th goal of the year into an empty net on Monday night against Boston. Kadri has thrived in a checking role this campaign, but he has generated plenty of offense as well.
Mar 21 - 10:49 AM

Nazem Kadri tied Auston Matthews for the team lead with his sixth game-winning goal of the season on Tuesday night.

Kadri gave the Leafs a 3-0 lead over Detroit early in the second period. The Red Wings battled back, but the Leafs held on for the victory. Kadri has a career high 27 goals this season and he is one point away from matching his previous personal best of 50 points.
Mar 8 - 9:17 AM

Nazek Kadri scored his 26th goal of the year in a 5-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.

Kadri pounced on a rebound and batted the puck out of the air and passed Jonathan Bernier. Kadri is now two points away from surpassing his career high of 50 set during the 2013-14 season. The former 7th overall pick has broken out offensively this year and is well worth a spot on your fantasy team. Zach Hyman also scored for the Leafs in the loss.
Mar 4 - 12:54 AM

Nazem Kadri extends his point streak to four games.

Kadri recorded an assist in a 4-0 win against Carolina on Sunday. That gives him 24 goals and 46 points in 58 contests in 2016-17.
Source: Toronto Sun
Feb 20 - 10:05 AM

Nazem Kadri scored a pair of goals in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Kadri cut Columbus' lead to 4-1 and 4-2 in the second and third periods, but that's as close as Toronto would come to making it a game. He finished the game with a minus-1 rating, three shots on goal and one hit in 15:43 of ice time. Kadri has 23 goals and 44 points in 56 games this season. He's just six points away from tying his career-high of 50.
Feb 15 - 10:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Auston Matthews
2Nazem Kadri
3Tyler Bozak
4Dominic Moore
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Patrick Marleau
3Zach Hyman
4Matt Martin
5Eric Fehr
6Josh Leivo
7Joffrey Lupul
RW1William Nylander
2Mitch Marner
3Leo Komarov
4Connor Brown
5Nathan Horton
D1Jake Gardiner
2Morgan Rielly
3Nikita Zaitsev
4Connor Carrick
5Ron Hainsey
6Andreas Borgman
7Calle Rosen
G1Frederik Andersen
2Curtis McElhinney