A tenacious spirit on ice, a beacon of warmth and kindness, forever etched in our hearts.
Nicolas Kerdiles is a retired professional ice hockey player of French-American descent. He was born on January 11, 1994, in Lewisville, Texas, USA. He is known for his time playing in the National Hockey League (NHL), although he has also spent time in various other leagues during his career.
Kerdiles was selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the second round, 36th overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Before making it to the NHL, he played college hockey for the University of Wisconsin, where he made a significant impact. His NCAA career, however, faced some challenges, including a suspension for violating NCAA amateurism rules, which he successfully appealed.
Nicolas made his NHL debut with the Anaheim Ducks during the 2016-2017 season. Throughout his professional career, Kerdiles played for both the NHL and its affiliated American Hockey League (AHL) teams. Despite his potential and talent, his career in the NHL was relatively brief, and he struggled with injuries, which impacted his playing time and performance.
After spending several years in the AHL and NHL, Nicolas Kerdiles announced his retirement from professional hockey. Off the ice, he has been noted for his relationship with professional golfer Michelle Wie, who he was engaged to, but there have been reports that they may have ended their engagement.
Nicolas Kerdiles was known for his dedication to the sport of hockey and his perseverance through challenges both on and off the ice. While his career was impacted by injuries, he remained a talented player who brought passion to his teams and fans.