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Kerdiles has enough upside to be considered an average fantasy option in the future


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March 2020 – Kerdiles has retired from professional hockey. Jamie Zadow

June 2018 – Kerdiles has been traded to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Chase De Leo.  Jokke Nevalainen

September 2017 – After recovering from a nasty concussion, Kerdiles stepped into the Gulls’ last 27 games and scored seven goals with 15 points. He hit his stride in the playoffs, adding another eight points in eight games. He also played in four games for Anaheim during its Stanley Cup playoff run, registering one assist with eight hits. With Ryan Kesler being out to start the season and GM Bob Murray wanting to infuse youth on the fourth line, Kerdiles has a shot of making the big club. He has good speed and a high hockey IQ so he could fit in well on Anaheim’s last line. He could be a cheap source for hits in deeper leagues if your league uses that category. At 23, this may be his last legitimate shot of cracking the NHL and staying, rather than becoming a full-time AHLer with a big-time cup of coffee here and there. Lucas Main

January 2017 – Kerdiles took a nasty hit from Avs defenseman Nikita Zadorov, which he was assessed a major for boarding and a game misconduct, during a preseason game and he has been out ever since with a concussion. Kerdiles has officially been labeled a band-aid boy, missing 37 games in 15-16 and 31 games in 14-15. Kerdiles is strong in his own end and a good penalty killer, but if he can ever beat this concussion, he will be a bottom six winger at best. Lucas Main

March 2016 – Kerdiles is hoping to stay on par with his point total from last season (26PTS, 51GP). Through the first 35 games with San Diego he has managed to find the back of the net 11 times, and added seven assists for 18 points. The Gulls were hoping for a little more production from Kerdiles, who is trying to get over the “hump”, and find his way onto an NHL roster. Bryan Puffer

December 2015 – The first 27 games of the San Diego Gulls season has not panned out as well as expected for 21-year-old Kerdiles. Anaheim was looking for him to have a break out season in the AHL, yet his seven goals and two assists leave him well off pace from his point total from last year.  Defensively, he possesses the poorest plus/minus rating on the team with a minus-13.  One positive aspect of the below-average season Nic is currently engulfed in would be his team leading six powerplay goals.  Clearly 5-on-5 play has not boasted the same positive statistics, as he has only one goal at even strength.  Kerdiles and the Ducks are hoping that the New Year brings good fortune to the lackadaisical play he has shown thus far. Bryan Puffer

November 2015 – Kerdiles got his feet wet playing professional hockey in the weeks proceeding his decision to forgo his final two seasons at Wisconsin and sign with the Ducks in 2013-2014.  Last year was his first full season with the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL; in the 51 games he played, Kerdiles scored nine goals and 17 assists for a point total of 26.  Nic is now 19 games into his second full season playing professional hockey where he has scored five times,  adding two assists. He has yet to get back to the point per game average he possessed at Wisconsin, but still has time to grow and make a push at getting called up to the Ducks. Bryan Puffer

April 2014 – Nic Kerdiles has signed an entry-level deal with the Anaheim Ducks, opting out his last two years of college hockey. Suddenly, the arrival time of Kerdiles into the NHL has sped up a lot. He’ll be practicing with the Norfolk Admirals in the AHL on an amateur tryout. Kerdiles finished off the year in Wisconsin with 15 goals and 23 assists (38 points) in 28 games. Kevin Won

December 2013 – Nic Kerdiles will be one of the 13 forwards selected to the American Under-20 World Junior roster for the upcoming Championships in Malmo, Sweden. Projected to play on the top line with Danny O’Regan and Riley Barber, Kerdiles will be leaned on heavily for offensive contributions. He currently has eight goals and nine assists in 14 games for the University of Wisconsin. Kevin Won

April 2013 – Nic Kerdiles spent this season with Wisconsin in the NCAA, scoring 11 goals and 22 assists in 33 games, good for second on the team and fifth in rookie scoring. He missed the first 10 games due to a violation in eligibility rules, but that didn’t stop him as he saw big ice time in all situations. He earned Rookie of the Month in March/April as well as the tournament MVP in the annual WCHA Final Five Championship, notching 10 points in five games .He has mentioned defensive play as his weak spot and will focus on that in the future. Look for Kerdile to continue to develop his game in Wisconsin in 2013-2014. Kevin Won

June 2012 – The latest of many emerging California hockey players, Kerdiles has proven to be a winner capturing two World U18 Championship gold medals. His skating is his strength as he exudes an impressive first step that can separate him quickly from his opponent. With good size, Kerdiles maintains good puck possession using his frame and strong puck control abilities. Criticized for his oscillating on-ice attitude and consistency, Kerdiles needs to show that he can withstand the rigors of the mental side of the game to reach his fullest potential. Kevin Won

Fantasy Upside 5.8
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 11, 1994
Height 6‘1”
Weight 196 lbs
Drafted 2012 Round 2; Overall: 36


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2006-2007 Los Angeles Jr. Kings QC Int PW- - -- -|        
 2008-2009 Los Angeles Selects HC 16U AAA16U AAA- - -- -|        
 2009-2010 Los Angeles Selects HC 16U AAAT1EHL 16U37 25 2954 48|        
  Team Navy USA-S15- - -- -|        
 2010-2011 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL32 12 820 52|        
  U.S. National U17 TeamNTDP40 17 1027 60|        
  U.S. National U18 TeamNTDP20 3 710 6|        
  USA U17WHC-176 2 24 4|        
  USA U17 (all)International-Jr6 2 24 4|        
  USA U18WJC-186 0 22 2|        
 2011-2012 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL18 4 913 18|        
  U.S. National U18 TeamNTDP54 22 2648 38|        
  USA U18WJC-186 4 59 2|        
  USA U18 (all)International-Jr9 9 514 2|        
 2012-2013 U.S. National U18 TeamNTDP2 0 00 2|        
  Univ. of WisconsinNCAA32 11 2233 37|        
 2013-2014 Univ. of WisconsinNCAA28 15 2338 33|        
  Norfolk AdmiralsAHL6 1 34 2|Playoffs10 3 14
  USA U20WJC-205 2 57 4|        
 2014-2015 Norfolk AdmiralsAHL51 9 1726 43|        
 2015-2016 San Diego GullsAHL45 15 1227 70|        
 2016-2017 Anaheim DucksNHL1 0 00 0|Playoffs4 0 11
  San Diego GullsAHL27 7 815 25|Playoffs8 4 48
 2017-2018 Anaheim DucksNHL2 0 00 0|        
  San Diego GullsAHL49 15 1934 34|        
 2018-2019 Manitoba MooseAHL3 0 11 4|