Nicolas Kerdiles (born January 11, 1994) is an American professional ice hockey forward who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract with the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). Kerdiles was selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the second round (36th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
January 11, 1994|
Lewisville, Texas, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)|
36th overall, 2012|
Kerdiles moved to Irvine, California at the age of six where he learned and trained to play hockey. As a youth, he played in the 2007 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Los Angeles. He attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he played two seasons of NCAA Division I hockey with the Wisconsin Badgers. During his freshman season he led the Badgers to capture the Broadmoor Trophy as the WCHA playoff champion, and was recognized for his outstanding performance when he was voted the most valuable player of the 2013 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.
On Apr 5, 2014, Kerdiles relinquished his final two seasons of NCAA eligibility to sign a three-year entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League. He made his professional debut with the Ducks American Hockey League affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals during the 2014 Calder Cup playoffs.
On February 22, 2017, Kerdiles became the first player raised in Orange County to play for the Anaheim Ducks in his NHL debut against the Boston Bruins. The club re-signed him to a one-year, two-way extension worth $650,000 on June 17, 2017.
As an impending restricted free agent, Kerdiles was traded by the Ducks to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Chase De Leo on June 30, 2018. He was later signed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Jets on August 21, 2018.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2010–11||U.S. National Development Team||USHL||32||12||8||20||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||U.S. National Development Team||USHL||18||4||9||13||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||University of Wisconsin||WCHA||32||11||22||33||37||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||University of Wisconsin||B1G||28||15||23||38||33||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||San Diego Gulls||AHL||45||15||12||27||70||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||San Diego Gulls||AHL||27||7||8||15||25||8||4||4||8||6|
|2017–18||San Diego Gulls||AHL||49||15||19||34||34||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honorsEdit
- "Nic Kerdiles player profile". rotoworld.com. April 5, 2015. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
- "Kerdiles selected MVP of WCHA Tournament". Western Collegiate Hockey Association. April 5, 2013. Retrieved April 5, 2013.
- "Nic Kerdiles leaves Wisconsin, signs NHL contract with Anaheim Ducks". Buckys5thQuarter.com. April 5, 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
- "Kerdiles makes professional debut with Admirals". Norfolk Admirals. April 16, 2014. Archived from the original on May 29, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
- Brady, Adam (February 23, 2017). "Orange County's Kerdiles Makes History with the Ducks". NHL.com. Anaheim Ducks. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
- "Ducks Ryan Kesler to undergo surgery, sidelined months". The Province. June 17, 2017. Retrieved June 17, 2017.[dead link]
- "Ducks Sign Kerdiles to One-Year Contract Extension". NHL.com. Anaheim Ducks. June 17, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
- "Jets acquire Nicolas Kerdiles". Winnipeg Jets. June 30, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
- "Jets sign Kerdiles to one-year contract". NHL.com. August 21, 2018. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
- "History and Championships". Western Collegiate Hockey Association. April 5, 2013. Archived from the original on July 2, 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2013.