May 5, 2017
The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled left wing Nicolas Kerdiles from the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Kerdiles, 23 (1/11/94), 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. At the 2012 NHL Draft in Pittsburgh, Kerdiles became the first Ducks draft pick that was raised in Orange County (Irvine, Calif.) after being selected in the second round (36th overall). He has yet to appear in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The 6-2, 192-pound forward recorded 3-3=6 points in five games during San Diego’s 2017 First Round win over the Ontario Reign, ranking tied for second in the AHL in scoring and tied for fourth in goals. In 27 regular-season games with the Gulls, Kerdiles earned 7-8=15 points with a +1 rating and 25 penalty minutes (PIM).
Kerdiles has collected 32-40=72 points with 140 PIM in 129 career AHL games with San Diego (2015-17) and Norfolk (2013-15). He made his Calder Cup Playoff debut in 2014 with Norfolk and has since registered 6-4=10 points with six PIM in 15 career AHL playoff games.