The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Sunday that they have agreed to a one-year contract extension with forward Nazem Kadri. The team announced the agreement on its official Twitter account and also confirmed the news on its official website.
The 24-year-old Kadri was the fourth-leading scorer for the Maple Leafs in the 2014-15 NHL season, with 39 points (18 goals and 21 assists) in 73 outings. Kadri has been with the Maple Leafs all of his NHL career after being selected with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
The Maple Leafs finished a lowly 30-44-8 last season and missed the playoffs for the ninth time in the last 10 seasons. This offseason they have hired veteran head coach Mike Babcock in a bid to turn things around. The Maple Leafs have not won the Stanley Cup since 1967.
Aside from his stint with the Maple Leafs, Kadri also played for Canada's men’s hockey team in 2014.