Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Position: Forward, Center
Nazem Kadri makes the list of 10 rookies to watch because of his excellent showing in the World Juniors with Canada, and his magnificent season in the OHL with the London Knights, including a sensational postseason performance.
Nazem Kadri was selected seventh overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
From the day he was drafted, he has been the Leafs' best prospect and is surely to make the team next season given the Leafs' center situation right now.
Kadri scored 35 goals and dished out 58 assists in 56 games with the London Knights of the OHL last season.
He followed up his superb season by having an even better postseason, recording 27 points in 12 playoff games, averaging 2.25 points per game.
In Kadri's OHL career, he has averaged over a point per game, which shows great consistency, so that is just one of many things Leafs fans can look forward to next season for the young play-maker.
He is also a shoot-out specialist, an area where the Maple Leafs have struggled in the past.