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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. Engaged to Savannah Chrisley.

Nic Kerdiles
Born (1994-01-11) January 11, 1994 (age 25)
Lewisville, Texas, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Free Agent
Anaheim Ducks
NHL Draft 36th overall, 2012
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career 2014–present

Playing careerEdit

Kerdiles moved to Irvine, California at the age of six where he learned and trained to play hockey.[1] As a youth, he played in the 2007 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Los Angeles.[2] 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[citation needed] 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.[3]

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.[4] He made his professional debut with the Ducks American Hockey League affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals during the 2014 Calder Cup playoffs.[5]

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.[6] The club re-signed him to a one-year, two-way extension worth $650,000 on June 17, 2017.[7][8]

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.[9] He was later signed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Jets on August 21, 2018.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2013–14 Norfolk Admirals AHL 6 1 3 4 2 10 3 1 4 2
2014–15 Norfolk Admirals AHL 51 9 17 26 43
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
2016–17 Anaheim Ducks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 2
2017–18 San Diego Gulls AHL 49 15 19 34 34
2017–18 Anaheim Ducks NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Manitoba Moose AHL 3 0 1 1 4
NHL totals 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 2

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 United States U17   5 2 2 4 4
2011 United States WJC18   6 0 2 2 2
2012 United States WJC18   6 4 5 9 2
2014 United States WJC 5th 5 2 5 7 4
Junior totals 22 8 14 22 12

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nic Kerdiles player profile". rotoworld.com. April 5, 2015. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  2. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "Kerdiles selected MVP of WCHA Tournament". Western Collegiate Hockey Association. April 5, 2013. Retrieved April 5, 2013. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Nic Kerdiles leaves Wisconsin, signs NHL contract with Anaheim Ducks". Buckys5thQuarter.com. April 5, 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Kerdiles makes professional debut with Admirals". Norfolk Admirals. April 16, 2014. Archived from the original on May 29, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ Brady, Adam (February 23, 2017). "Orange County's Kerdiles Makes History with the Ducks". NHL.com. Anaheim Ducks. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  7. ^ "Ducks Ryan Kesler to undergo surgery, sidelined months". The Province. June 17, 2017. Retrieved June 17, 2017.[dead link]
  8. ^ "Ducks Sign Kerdiles to One-Year Contract Extension". NHL.com. Anaheim Ducks. June 17, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  9. ^ "Jets acquire Nicolas Kerdiles". Winnipeg Jets. June 30, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  10. ^ "Jets sign Kerdiles to one-year contract". NHL.com. August 21, 2018. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  11. ^ "History and Championships". Western Collegiate Hockey Association. April 5, 2013. Archived from the original on July 2, 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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