May 1, 2017
The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has reassigned left wing Nicolas Kerdiles to the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Kerdiles, 23 (1/11/94), has collected 32-40=72 points with 140 penalty minutes (PIM) in 129 career AHL games with San Diego (2015-17) and Norfolk (2013-15). He has also appeared in 13 career Calder Cup Playoff games, earning 5-2=7 points with four PIM. In 27 games with San Diego this season, Kerdiles has 7-8=15 points with a +1 rating and 25 PIM. He has also recorded 2-1=3 points in three games during San Diego’s 2017 First Round Calder Cup Playoff matchup with the Ontario Reign.
The 6-2, 192-pound forward made his NHL debut on Feb. 22 vs. Boston, becoming the first player from Orange County (born or raised) to play for the Anaheim Ducks. Kerdiles was also the club’s first-ever draft pick that was raised in Orange County (Irvine, Calif.) after being selected in the second round (36th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft in Pittsburgh.