How did Ex-NHL player Nic Kerdiles Die Suddenly at 29?
Former Anaheim Ducks forward Nic Kerdiles’ accident led to his death t in the early hours of September 23, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said a motorcycle rider identified as Kerdiles died after colliding with an SUV.
“The preliminary investigation shows that Kerdiles was driving his Indian Motorcycle west on Wheless Street when he traveled through the stop sign and struck the driver’s side of the BMW,” the department said in a statement.
Police reported that Kerdiles, 29, was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead Saturday.
The BMW driver stopped, and there were no signs of impairment from either motorist. The department said no charges were anticipated.
Hours before the accident, Nic shared an Instagram story of a person in a helmet posing on an Indian motorcycle with the caption, “Night rider.”
In 2012, Kerdiles was drafted to the National Hockey League by the Anaheim Ducks. The team paid tribute to Nic on Saturday.
“We’re heartbroken to hear the news about Nic Kerdiles, who died in a motorcycle accident this morning. An Irvine native, Nic became the first player from Orange County to play for the Ducks, in 2017.
“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to his family and loved ones,” they wrote in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Kerdiles began dating Savannah Chrisley, who stars in the Chrisley Knows Best in November 2017. The pair engaged on December 24, 2018, but Savannah announced in September 2020 that they had broken up
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Details Nic Kerdiles’ Accident with an SUV
Authorities said after Nic Kerdiles’ accident he was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, but unfortunately he was pronounced dead Saturday, police said.
Nicolas Kerdiles was born on January 11, 1994, in Lewisville, Texas. As a youth, he played in the 2007 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Los Angeles.
Kerdiles attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison and played two seasons of NCAA Division I hockey with the Wisconsin Badgers.
During his freshman season, he led the Badgers to grab the Broadmoor Trophy as the WCHA playoff champion.
He was recognized for his excellent performance when he was voted the most valuable player of the 2013 WCHA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament.
On April 5, 2014, he relinquished his final two seasons of NCAA eligibility to sign a contract with the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League.
On February 22, 2017, he made his NHL debut for the Ducks against the Boston Bruins.
As an impending restricted free agent, Nic was traded by the Ducks to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Chase De Leo in 2018.
Nic was later signed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Jets on August 21, 2018.
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