Another sign that the Leafs are developing some organizational depth.
For the second time this season, a Toronto Marlie has been named the American Hockey League player of the month. Nazem Kadri earned the honour after scoring six goals and 11 assists for 17 points in 12 games. The fact that Kadri is being forced to play his way into the Leafs lineup is a good thing. There was a time when he would have automatically been with the big team just because he was a first round pick.
A Toronto player has now won back-to-back monthly awards. Centre Joe Colborne was named AHL player of the month for October when he scored eight goals and eight assists.