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Ducks Recall Kerdiles from San Diego

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The Ducks have 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), became the first Anaheim Ducks draft pick who was raised in Orange County (Irvine, CA) after being selected in the second round (36th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft. Kerdiles has collected 29-37=66 points with 117 penalty minutes (PIM) in 112 career AHL games with San Diego (2015-17) and Norfolk (2013-15). He made his AHL Calder Cup Playoff debut in 2014 with Norfolk, recording 3-1=4 points with two PIM in 10 postseason contests.

The 6-2, 192-pound forward appeared in 10 games with San Diego this season, earning 4-5=9 points with a +2 rating and two PIM. In 2015-16, Kerdiles set AHL career highs in points (15-12=27) and goals as he helped San Diego to a berth in the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs. Prior to reaching the AHL, Kerdiles won gold with Team USA at the 2011 and 2012 Under-18 World Junior Championships and helped lead Wisconsin to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Championship in 2013. Kerdiles has yet to make his NHL debut.

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