23-Year-Old Center – Toronto Maple Leafs
Nazem Kadri Contract Information:
Signed a two-year, $5.8 million contract with the Leafs in September 2013.
Kadri scored twice in a 3-2 overtime win over Dallas on Thursday night.
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|2013-14 Proj||22||TOR||77||Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 projections for Nazem Kadri|
Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
|Dec 7||at OTT||0||1||1||2||0||0||1||0||3||0.0||4||0||23:51||6:46|
|Dec 3||SJ||Did Not Play|
|Nov 30||at MON||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||0||16:14||3:16|
|Nov 29||at BUF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||4||0||14:13||1:24|
|Nov 27||at PIT||1||0||1||0||2||0||0||0||1||100.0||2||0||19:08||1:45|
|Nov 19||NYI||Did Not Play|
|Nov 16||BUF||Did Not Play|
|Nov 15||at BUF||Did Not Play|
|Nov 13||at MIN||0||1||1||0||14||0||1||0||1||0.0||1||1||16:33||2:33|
|Nov 9||at BOS||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||2||0||18:13||2:14|
|Nov 2||at VAN||0||0||0||-2||2||0||0||0||0||0.0||2||1||16:34||3:17|
|Oct 30||at CGY||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||1||20:09||1:15|
|Oct 29||at EDM||1||2||3||4||0||0||0||0||4||25.0||0||1||16:31||0:55|
|Oct 25||at CLS||0||0||0||-1||6||0||0||0||0||0.0||1||1||15:57||2:23|
|Oct 19||at CHI||1||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||2||50.0||1||0||17:32||3:16|
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|Oct 10||at NSH||0||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||1||0.0||2||1||16:25||2:38|
|Oct 2||at PHI||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||2||0||11:53||0:48|
|Oct 1||at MON||0||1||1||0||2||0||0||0||3||0.0||2||0||17:38||4:49|
Nazem Kadri: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Welcome to the NHL, Mr. Kadri -- now let's see if you can play. We've been critical of him and his skill set since draft day, and unfortunately, we've been right. His offensive skills are elite and his game is growing, but his decision-making is questionable and his impact will be limited -- he'll be a third-liner this season, at best, but he "might" see occasional power-play time. We once thought he could be another Darcy Tucker, but we're not convinced of that anymore, either. Avoid the hype -- leave this 30-point winger to the Leafs fan in your league, at least for this season.
There’s no question Kadri has skill. But he still needs work on his effort and consistency. A move off center sure helps; so will another stint with the Marlies for 2011-12. He has zero opportunity to crack the top-six in Toronto so a trip down Lakeshore Drive would be the best thing for his career. Heck, it fits with general manager Brian Burke’s top-six, bottom-six philosophy so we hope the Leafs will be smart and give him that chance to completely dominate the AHL. Leafs fans will flip; so will Canada’s Don Cherry. But we’re starting to think that kid gloves may be the best -- and only -- way to grow this enigmatic talent into an abrasive, Corey Perry-lite. Otherwise, he could just be another Darcy Tucker.
Kadri is quite easily the Leafs' best prospects and most fantasy pundits consider him a top-10 overall prospect. But is that because most hockey thinkers live and work close to the center of the hockey universe and drink blue Kool-Aid? We love his offensive skills and his speedy wheels but we don't like his petulance and immaturity. He's going to be given a chance to earn the job as second-line center in Toronto and he could deliver you 40 points. But he could just as easily have a career trajectory like Darcy Tucker. Tucker may have been a lower draft pick back in 1993 but his offensive skills (at least then) were similar. Single-year leagues should avoid him this year but keeper leagues should definitely scoop him up, if for no other reason than to lever him in a trade to a Leafs' fan. They always overpay...
The Ottawa Senators coveted this shifty, skilled forward this past June but Leafs’ general manager Brian Burke thumbed his nose at them, grabbing Kadri at pick seven. He’s a future second-line winger who’ll add some flash and dash to the blue-and-white in a few years and some day deliver 70-75 points. Keeper leaguers should already know his name.