Toronto Maple Leafs: What To Expect From Nazem Kadri?

August 31st, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
With the 2010-11 NHL training camps just a few weeks away, many Toronto Maple Leaf fans are excited to see what can Nazem Kadri bring to the table.

Kadri had an impressive training camp last season, demonstrating his ability to score on a nightly basis.

Where Kadri fell short was in the size department, something he has addressed this off-season to the tune of what is expected to be a 15-20 pound weight gain.

Originally drafted in the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft (seventh overall) by the Maple Leafs, Kadri looks to be on track to assume a NHL roster spot this season.

With little competition down the middle, Kadri will likely play on Toronto’s second and third lines, with an outside chance of earning first line honors if sophomore Tyler Bozak falters.

Kadri, a left handed shot, spent last season with the London Knights of the OHL, posting a career high in goals (35), assists (58) and points (93), penalty minutes (105) and a plus/minus rating of plus +26 to boot!

Kadri followed up an impressive 2009-10 regular season with an even more impressive playoff, scoring nine goals and adding 18 assi ...

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