Last updated on August 4th, 2023 at 06:00 pm
Nazem Samir Kadri is a Canadian professional hockey player. He plays for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League. Nazem is the first Muslim ice hockey player to win the Cup. He played with the Colorado Avalanche team in June, beating the Tampa Bay Lightning and taking the Stanley Cup home. Even though he was told he could never play in the NHL as a kid, Nazem never gave up on his dreams. He is a role model to thousands of young Muslim hockey players who hope to get a place in the NHL someday. On July 1st, 2019, Kadri was traded to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Tyson Barrie and Alexander Kerfoot. He played for the Avalanche for three years, winning the Stanley Cup for his team. He signed as a free agent to a seven-year, $49 million contract with the Calgary Flames.
Nazem Kabir is famous for
- First Canadian Muslim to win the Stanley Cup
- He plays for the Calgary Flames and is one of the best ice hockey players on his team.
Nazem Kadri's family life, nationality, ethnicity
The famous star player was born on the 6th of October, 1990, in London, Ontario. He is the second and only son of five children born to Sam and Sue Kadri. Sam’s grandparents moved to Ontario from Lebanon four years after Sam was born. The family couldn't afford to send Sam to a hockey academy, but he promised to train his future son into a professional player. When Nazem was born, his father decided that he should have the opportunity he never got, so at the age of 2, Nazem began ice skating. He joined his first hockey team at age 4 and was playing at the elite level just two years later. He is a natural and talented player. He was selected for the NHL draft in high school. He is the fourth player of Lebanese descent to play in the NHL, and he is the first Muslim to win the Cup and be supported by his community.
Nazem Kadri’s Hockey Career
Kadri played in the 2007 Canada Winter Games for his country as Team Ontario, winning the gold medal for his team. He made his international debut in 2007 when Canada's team finished fourth at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. Kadri was given permission to attend the Regina, Saskatchewan, World Junior Championships selection camp. After being rejected in 2009, Kadri was selected to represent Canada in that year. In the shootout that followed Canada's match against the United States in the preliminary round, Kadri, one of the players selected, beat American goaltender Jack Campbell to give Canada the victory. Check out the latest NHL odds to know more about his stats. If you are a lover of the sport, you can place your online betting and check out the online sportsbooks to read the latest news on your favorite players.
Nazem Kadri’s Personal Life
Kadri was born into a Muslim family, and he said he had never had issues with the trash talks about his religion while he was playing because he grew up in it. The name “Kadri’ was his grandfather’s. He was the first Muslim to be drafted by the Maple Leaf and was the highest-drafted Muslim in NHL history until Nail Yakupov, the first overall pick in 2012, overtook him. Kadri got married to his fiancée Ashley Cave in July 2018 at Toronto's Casa Loma. In 2019, they had their first daughter named Naylah as a couple. Kadri joined the Hockey Diversity Alliance's inaugural executive board in June 2020 in an effort to combat racism and intolerance in hockey. He is 31 years old, and his height is 1.83 m.
How Much Is Nazem Kadri’s Net Worth?
As of today, Nazem Kadri is worth $10 million. He signed a 6-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leaf worth $27,000,000, which included a $12,000,000 signing bonus and $27,000,000 guaranteed with an annual average salary of $4,500,000.
Nazem Kadri’s Awards and Honors
He was awarded the CHL Top Prospect Games in 2009 by the Ontario Hockey League, won the All-star Games in 2010, and received the second all-star team award in 2010. In 2022, he won the Stanley Cup for his team. He was also named the All-star Game player that year.