“The one thing that’s impressed us with Kadri was in the faceoff circle, a little area where one-on-one compete has to be high. He beat some of our veteran guys in our area to start with the puck. He has the skill set, he showed it before, he showed it in the American League. And we have to make a decision whether he can continue to make a contribution at the NHL level.”
– Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle on Nazem Kadri.