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Nicolas Kerdiles | Center

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (20) / 1/11/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
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Nicolas Kerdiles is thrilled to be at rookie camp for the Anaheim Ducks.
Kerdiles spent two years at the University of Wisconsin after being drafted in the second round of the 2012 Draft. He is projected to be a power forward but will likely need some time honing his skills in the minors. "I’m excited," Kerdiles said. "I'm used to the conditioning camp and playing with the younger guys. To get my opportunity with the guys that are actually on the team and kind of fight for a spot is going to be a real fun position for me. You get an opportunity in training camp and you try to make the best of it and then hopefully you get to wear that jersey one day and play a regular-season NHL game." Sep 13 - 7:46 AM

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Nicolas Kerdiles is looking forward to getting a chance to play with the Anaheim Ducks.

He was born in Texas, but considers the Ducks his hometown team after his family moved to Irvine, California when he was six years of age. Kerdiles played his last two seasons with the University of Wisconsin, but he ended the 2013-14 campaign in the AHL with Norfolk. He wants to put himself on the radar of the Anaheim brass even though he doesn't think he's particularly close to becoming an NHLer. "I know it's far-fetched," he said. "I only played 16 pro hockey games with Norfolk. I'm going to keep pushing and hopefully just try to impress them."
Aug 11 - 11:00 AM

Nicolas Kerdiles has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks.

Kerdiles had 15 goals and 38 points in 28 games with the University of Wisconsin this season. He was taken in the second round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Ducks.
Apr 5 - 1:27 PM

Nic Kerdiles plans to stay in the NCAA despite being suspended for 10 games.

Kerdiles is being punished for his allegedly receiving benefits from a hockey agent. He had the option to work around the suspension by going to the WHL, but he's decided to stay in the University of Wisconsin.
Mon, Oct 22, 2012 05:11:00 PM

According to reports, Nicolas Kerdiles' relationship with advisors from Pulver Sports and whether he received any free benefits from the agency or promoted any products on their behalf is under investigation by the NCAA.

The University of Wisconsin has launched an appeal after Kerdiles was ruled ineligible to play this season by the NCAA. His WHL rights are owned by the Kelowna Rockets and he could head there depending on how this turns out. Kerdiles was selected 36th overall by the Ducks in the 2012 draft.
Tue, Oct 9, 2012 12:17:00 PM

Nicolas Kerdiles, the Ducks second round pick in the 2012 Draft, has been ruled ineligible to play at the University of Wisconsin.

Kerdiles is the first drafted player for the Ducks who grew up in Orange County. The speedy skater will likely play in the Western Hockey League after the NCAA took steps to banish Kerdiles, although the University is appealing the decision of the undisclosed violation of the NCAA rules which was not announced. Stay tuned.
Tue, Oct 9, 2012 07:05:00 AM

Nicolas Kerdiles became the first drafted member of the Anaheim Ducks who grew up in Orange County.

Kerdiles was drafted in the second round, 36th overall on Saturday. He led the Under 18 USNDTP squad in scoring this past season. He is a speedy skater and smart hockey player who will get better as a professional as he had trouble the last couple of seasons as no one on his team could keep up with his skills. He is still a few years away.
Sun, Jun 24, 2012 06:01:00 AM

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