Nazem Kadri a Top Line Terror at the WJC

December 30th, 2009 by Louis Pisano Leave a reply »

Nazem Kadri, the seventh pick overall of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2009 NHL Draft, was one of the preseason's most dominant players, and gave Leafs fans a much anticipated glimpse into the bright future of their franchise. Yet he was sent back to juniors to continue his development and dominate in his final year.

Though he had a slow start with the London Knights, he now leads the team with 38 points, 20 goals, and 18 assists in 28 games.  He made Team Canada’s under 20 final roster, and is playing at the World Junior tournament in Saskatchewan.

This 19-year-old is listed at 6'0", 167 pounds on Toronto’s Web site, but apparently he’s been putting on the pounds as he is listed at 177 pounds on Team Canada World Junior roster.

If there was ever a question in the minds of GM Brian Burke, head coach Ron Wilson, or anyone else in the Toronto organization about Kadri's physicality, they have been answered by his play th ...

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