Family names newborn after Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri
, Toronto Sun
First posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 07:49 PM EDT | Updated: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 07:59 PM EDT
Oh baby, what a rewarding few days for Nazem Kadri.
He pulled off Tuesday’s overtime winner in a 1-on-1 battle with Connor McDavid — and had a baby named after him.
Mistey Amey (
) tweeted a picture at 4:45 a.m. last Thursday that Kadri Lee Amy was born and named after the Leaf centre, who responded on his own account with a "Wish you all the best" tweet.
“It’s definitely surreal,” Kadri told reporters after Wednesday’s practice. “I guess it’s pretty cool they want to name their kid after my last name. That’s a first. That’s something that’s going on the birth certificate, something forever.
"In the Toronto market, you’re considered a role model.”
A follow-up tweet from a Kadri associate to the new mom reminded her that Nazem takes his name from his late grandfather, a hard-working immigrant from Lebanon whom everyone in the family still reveres as “the original Nazem Kadri”.
Leaf great Ron Ellis still exchanges Christmas cards with a man who was named Ron Ellis Lucas in his honour for his play during the 1960s.
Family names newborn after Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri | PHOTO | Toronto Maple Leaf