Thread: Prospect Info: N. Kadri discussion thread v12
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10-11-2012, 10:53 PM
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N. Kadri discussion thread v12

Claude Giroux, although he only spent half a season in the AHL, was in his third pro season when he broke out and became a star player with nearly a point per game. David Krejci spent a year and a half with the Providence of the AHL and also became a star player in his third pro season putting up 73 points in 82 games with the Boston Bruins. Max Pacioretty is a great example of how seasoning in the AHL can help a player’s development.

Like Kadri, Pacioretty was a first round pick who bounced back and forth between the Canadiens and their affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs. In Pacioretty’s third pro season, he started with the AHL Bulldogs before being called up in December. He has not looked back.

Pacioretty has developed into a top-six power forward, scoring 33 goals last season. Pacioretty’s progression is what the Maple Leafs are hoping they will see with Kadri.

The player who could mirror Kadri the most, though, is another Brian Burke draft pick, Bobby Ryan.

Not my article, just read it and thought I would post it for anyone interested...

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