Kudos for Kadri

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:01 AM ET

ATLANTA -- Members of Maple Leafs management are not the only ones who have been impressed with Nazem Kadri's play with the OHL's London Knights this season.

According to the results of the 2009-10 OHL Western Conference Coaches Poll, Kadri was named the conference's top stickhandler, beating out highly touted prospect Tyler Seguin of the Plymouth Whalers.

Kadri also finished third in voting for best skater, a category that was won by potential first overall draft pick Taylor Hall of Windsor.

"What we are most impressed about is that Kadri continues to improve his game," Leafs VP of hockey operations Dave Poulin said Thursday night.

"Most guys work on what they're good at. But Kadri works on his weaknesses -- his defensive game and getting stronger. He's improved on both those fronts too."


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