Nazem Kadri - Bio, Net Worth, Salary, Wife, Family, Age, Career, Facts
Nazem Samir Kadri, professionally known as Nazem Kadri is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Kadri plays as a centre for the NHL team, Colorado Avalanche. He started his ice hockey career in the OHL, playing for the Kitchener Rangers. He led Rangers to an OHL Championships in 2008. He then played for the London Knights before being drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He was traded to the Colorado Avalanche in 2019.
What is Nazem Kadri Famous For?
- Plays as a centre for Colorado Avalanche.
Where is Nazem Kadri From?
Nazem Kadri was born on 6 October 1990. His birth name is Nazem Samir Kadri. His birth place is in London, Ontario in Canada. He holds Canadian nationality. He was born to his father, Sam Kadri, and his mother, Sue Kadri. He has four siblings, all sisters, Reema, Yasmine, Sabrine, and Rayanne. He belongs to the middle eastern ethnicity and his religion is Muslim. His zodiac sign is Libra.
He started ice skating at the age of two. He joined his first hockey team when he was four. He was already playing at an elite level by age six.
Regarding his educational background, he attended Jach Chamber Public School and A. B. Lucas Secondary School where he excelled in hockey, basketball, and volleyball player. He was projected to be selected in the NHL draft after high school.
Nazem Kadri Career
- Nazem Kadri played minor ice hockey in the London Jr. Knights system of the Alliance Hockey organization. He served as team captain at multiple minor levels.
- He was selected 18th overall in the 2006 OHL Priority Selection by the Kitchener Rangers.
- He led the Rangers to an OHL Championship and a berth in the Memorial Cup final.
- He was traded to the London Knights after the 2007-08 season.
- He recorded 25 goals and 53 assists (78 points) in 56 games in the 2007-08 season.
- He suffered a broken jaw and was sidelined during the 2008-09 season. He also missed the chance to play for Team OHL in the ADT Canada Russia Challenge.
- He did not make the final roster of the Canada men's national junior ice hockey team for the 2009 World Junio Championships.
- He played for Western Conference in the OHL All-Star Classic during the season.
- The Toronto Maple Leafs drafted him in the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
- He signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Maple Leafs in July 2009.
- He returned to play for the Knights in the OHL after being cut from the Maple Leafs.
- He played for Team OHL in the 2009 Subway Super Series.
- He played for Western Conference in the 2009-10 OHL All-Star Classic.
- He returned to attend training camp with the Maple Leafs prior to the 2009-10 season.
- He returned to the Knights but was called up to the Maple Leafs on an emergency basis due to injuries to forward Christian Hanson and Fredrik Sjostrom.
- He made his NHL debut against the San Jose Sharks on 8 February 2010.
- After playing only one game for the Maple Leafs, he returned to the Knights.
- He was assigned to the AHL's Toronto Marlies to start the 2010-11 season.
- He was called up by the Maple Leafs in November.
- He recorded his first NHL point, an assist against the Nashville Predators.
- He recorded his first multi-point, two assists against the New Jersey Devils.
- He scored his first career NHL goal against the Boston Bruins in March 2011.
- He was named to the AHL All-Star Game in 2012.
- He then trained under Gary Roberts to gain muscle and "play more explosively".
- He finished the 2012-13 NHL season with 18 goals and 26 assists, second behind Phil Kessel for the team lead in points and goals.
- He scored his first Stanley Cup playoff goal against the Boston Bruins.
- He signed a two-year contract extension worth $5.8 million in September 2013.
- He recorded career-high 20 goals and 50 points in his first full 82-game season during the 2013-14 season.
- He was suspended twice during the 2014-15 season.
- He recorded 39 points in 73 games to lead all Toronto centres in goals during the season.
- He signed a one-year contract extension worth $4.1 million with the Maple Leafs.
- He received a four-game suspension after he delivered a cross-check to the Detroit Red Wings centre Luke Glendening's head in April 2016.
- He was also fined $200,000 as a repeat offender under the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement.
- He was heavily praised for his penalty drawing abilities, having set a league-leading best of 49 penalties during the 2015-16 season. He also led the Maple Leafs in points (45) and assists (28).
- He signed a six-year contract extension worth $27 million in April 2016.
- The Maple Leafs lost the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs first-round series against the Washington Capitals.
- The following year, they lost the 2018 playoffs first-round series against the Boston Bruins. He was suspended for three games for a hit on Tommy Wingels in Game 1.
- The Maple Leafs lost the 2109 playoffs first-round series against the Boston Bruins. Kadri was suspended for the remainder of the first round after he cross-checked Jake DeBrusk in Game 2.
- He was one of the players traded to the Colorado Avalance in July 2019.
- He recorded 19 goals and 17 assists in his first 51 games during his first season there. He missed the remainder of the season due to a lower-body injury.
- the Avalanche lost the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs in the second-round series to the Dallas Stars.
- The Avalanche won the President's Trophy in 2021. The 2020-21 season was revised due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Avalanches defeated the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs.
- He was given suspended for eight games after an illegal hit to the head of Justin Faulk in game two of the first-round playoff series.
- They were eliminated by the Golden Knights in the second round.
- He recorded 28 goals and career-best 59 assists during the 2021-22 season.
- He missed the 100-point threshold for the first time in his career after he missed eight games during the season due to upper-body injury sustained in March.
- He was named to the NHL All-Star Game in 2022.
- Kadri received numerous death and racist threats on social media after he collided with Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington during the 2022 playoff second-round series Game 3. The matter was referred to the city police. Binnington was forced to exit the game with a lower bodyguard injury and sat out the remainder of the series. He scored his first career playoff hat-trick and the Avalanche won the game.
Nazem Kadri International Career
- He played for Team Ontario at the 2007 Canada Winter Games where they won a gold medal.
- He then represented Canada at the 2007 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.
- He represented Canada's national junior team at the 2010 World Junior Championships. They won the silver medal losing to the United States in the final.
Who is Nazem Kadri Wife?
Nazem Kadri is a married man. He is married to Ashley Cave. The couple got married in July 2018 at Casa Loma in Toronto. They welcomed their first child, a daughter, Naylah in 2019.
What is Nazem Kadri Height?
Nazem Kadri stands at the height of 1.83 m i.e. 6 feet tall. He has a body weight of 195 lbs i.e. 88 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is brown and his hair color is black.
His sexual orientation is straight.
What is Nazem Kadri Salary and Net Worth?
Nazem Kadri earns from his professional career as an ice hockey player. He currently plays for the NHL team Colorado Avalanche. He started his NHL career with the Toronto Maple Leafs before transferring to the Avalanche in 2019. He has an annual salary of over $4 million at present. His income comes from contracts, salary, and sponsorships. His net worth is estimated at around $10 million at present.
Trivias About Nazem Kadri You Need To Know.
- His Lebanese grandparents moved to Ontario, Canada when Kadri's father was four.
- He is named after his grandfather.
- He was drafted seventh overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
- He is the first Muslim drafted by the Maple Leafs.
- He was the highest-drafted Muslim in NHL history until Nail Yakupov was drafted first overall in 2012.
- He is the fourth player of Lebanese descent to play in the NHL.
- He attracted attention in 2010 after he refused to shake hands with Switzerland's Nino Niederreiter after their semi-final game at the 2010 World Junior Championships.
- He had his first NHL fight against Tampa Bay Lightning's Victor Hedman in February 2013.
- He scored his first career hat-trick against the New York Islanders in February 2013.
- He got a three-game suspension after he elbowed Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom's head in November 2013.
- He was fined $5000 by the NHL for his second and third diving infractions of the season in April 2016.
- He scored his 100th career NHL goal against the Calgary Flames in January 2017.
- He wears shirt number 91.
- He is the inaugural executive board member of the Hockey Diversity Alliance which addresses intolerance and racism in hockey.