Nicolas Kerdiles (born January 11, 1994) is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the San Diego Gulls in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League. Kerdiles was selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2nd round (36th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
|Born|| January 11, 1994
Lewisville, Texas, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
San Diego Gulls (AHL)
|NHL Draft||36th overall, 2012
Kerdiles moved to Irvine, California at the age of six where he learned and trained to play hockey. 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.
|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|
|WCHA Most Valuable Player in Tournament||2013|||
|WCHA All-Tournament Team||2013|