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Nazem Kadri | Center

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 188
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Nazem Kadri earned an assist and won seven of 13 faceoffs in Toronto's 3-1 loss to Montreal in Wednesday night's home opener.
He picked up an assist when his shot went off James van Riemsdyk for a power-play goal in the second period. Coach Mike Babcock wants to see improvement from Kadri defensively though, so that he has more opportunities on offense. The Leafs' new No. 1 center finished Wednesday's game with a minus-2 rating, but he also led the team with five shots on goal. Oct 8 - 8:49 AM

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Nazem Kadri scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

Kadri picked up an assist on Stuart Percy's first period goal and he added one of his own early in the third period. The 24-year-old posted a disappointing 39 points in 73 games in 2014-15, but the Leafs will need more from him now that Phil Kessel has been sent to Pittsburgh. This is a critical year for Kadri, as he was only signed to a one-year extension during the off-season. A big year could land him a huge contract to stay with the Leafs, but another disappointing season will probably have him looking for a new team at the end of the year.
Sep 25 - 10:37 PM

Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock is prepared to go through the process with Nazem Kadri.

Kadri was suspended by the Leafs six months ago for several issues, which included sleeping in and missing a team meeting. He has been criticized for how he conducts himself off the ice. "That stuff is all in the past," Babcock said. "I’ve talked to him a number of times both in person and on the phone. I think he’s had a real good summer, a journey in which he’s trying to get better and improve himself. … My expectation for him is that he’s as prepared as he’s ever been when training camp starts and he gets better each and every day, It’s not going to happen overnight. It’s going to be a process."
Source: Toronto Sun
Sep 6 - 11:28 AM

Nazem Kadri feels good about how this summer went for him.

"This off-season has been my best," Kadri said. "Physically, it has been easier. My body is catching up with me and it's easier to get stronger and I can work on those areas that I have to, a lot of explosive movements, agility, a lot of footwork. I'm continually working on speed and obviously strength. I think my lower body is a whole different ball game. I've become stronger and that's what you need to keep up with all the best players." Although expectations are low for the Leafs overall, Kadri is entering this season with plenty to prove. He's coming off of a rough campaign where he recorded 39 points in 73 games and received a pair of suspensions, including one by the Leafs for disciplinary reasons. He has the potential to be a great player, but he'll turn 25 on Oct. 6, so talk of his potential is going to start to die out. At some point in the not too distant future, he'll start to be assessed purely based on what he's shown rather than what he was once pr
Source: Toronto Sun
Sep 1 - 10:18 AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Nazem Kadri to a one-year contract extension.

The deal is worth $4.1 million. Kadri's numbers were down last season as he scored 18 goals and 21 assists in 73 games. Kadri gets a short-term deal, so he will have to prove himself to new head coach Mike Babcock. He has the skill to be a top-six forward, but like many young players, he needs to show more consistency.
Jul 5 - 5:07 PM

Nazem Kadri scored a goal and added an assist for the Maple Leafs in a 3-1 victory over the Lightning Tuesday.

Trying to salvage what has been an arduous season, Kadri broke a personal five-game scoring drought in this contest. Morgan Rielly and David Booth also found the back of the net for the Leafs in the rare win.
Mar 31 - 10:29 PM

Nazem Kadri has served his four-game suspension.

Kadri was punished for his high hit on Edmonton's Matt Fraser. Kadri has 16 goals and 36 points in 66 contests this season. He is expected to play on a line with Joffrey Lupul and David Booth on Saturday.
Mar 27 - 12:27 PM

Nazem Kadri has been suspended for four games for an illegal check to the head of Edmonton's Matt Fraser.

He's a repeat offender so the ban will cost him $141,463.41. Kadri was assessed a two minute penalty for an illegal check to the head on the play. He'll be eligible to return on Saturday, March 28 against Ottawa.
Mar 18 - 11:49 AM

Nazem Kadri could be suspended for elbowing Edmonton's Matt Fraser in the head on Monday night.

He will face a hearing on Wednesday. Kadri received a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head on the play.
Mar 17 - 10:21 AM

Nazem Kadri played 18 minutes in Saturday's 4-1 loss to Vancouver.

This was Kadri's first game since being "suspended" by the team for being late to a meeting last week. The 24-year-old finished the night with a minus-one rating, two shots on goal and four hits in the contest. Hopefully this was an eye-opening experience for Kadri.
Source: Toronto Sun
Mar 15 - 12:49 PM

Nazem Kadri will return to the Toronto Maple Leafs' lineup on Saturday.

Kadri will spend a third straight game in the press box on Friday though. Kadri is being punished for being late for a team meeting and other undisclosed issues.
Mar 13 - 3:19 PM

The Maple Leafs have announced that Nazem Kadri won't play in the team's next two games.

Team president Brendan Shanahan said there have been other incidents beside Kadri being late for a team meeting the other day. "Naz is an important part of our future," Shanahan added. "...We expect a certain level of professionalism from him. There comes a point where you gotta grow up. He understands our decision and incidents like this won't be tolerated." Kadri may be back in the lineup on Saturday against Vancouver.
Mar 11 - 11:07 AM

Nazem Kadri will be scratched for Monday's game versus the Islanders.

Brandon Kozun will take his place in the lineup. Kadri was sent home from practice on Sunday after he showed up late for a team meeting. He apologized for his actions and we would expect him to be back in the fold on Wednesday against Buffalo.
Mar 9 - 11:53 AM

Forward Nazem Kadri missed practice Sunday after being sent home by interim coach Peter Horachek for being late, reports say.

Kadri showed up Sunday at the Maple Leafs' training facility, but not on time. Shortly after he arrived, Horachek told him to leave for being late and not prepared to practice. "He missed a meeting, so I sent him home," Horachek was quoted as saying. The coach added that he has yet to decide if Kadri will play Monday against the New York Islanders. "He is available ... if I want him," Horachek said. Kadri has 16 goals and 20 assists in 64 games for Toronto this season.
Mar 8 - 3:42 PM

Nazem Kadri snapped a three-game pointless drought Tuesday as he scored a goal in Toronto's 3-2 win over the Panthers.

The goal was his 16th of the year and gives him 35 points in 62 contests, which is far below his preseason expectations. Tyler Bozak and Peter Holland also found the back of the net for Toronto in the win.
Mar 3 - 11:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nazem Kadri
2Tyler Bozak
3Peter Holland
4Nick Spaling
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Joffrey Lupul
3Shawn Matthias
4Leo Komarov
5Michael Grabner
6Daniel Winnik
RW1P. A. Parenteau
2Mark Arcobello
3Brad Boyes
4Casey Bailey
5Nathan Horton
D1Dion Phaneuf
2Morgan Rielly
3Jake Gardiner
4Roman Polak
5Frank Corrado
6Matt Hunwick
7Martin Marincin
8Scott Harrington
9Stephane Robidas
G1Jonathan Bernier
2James Reimer