Would really like to know why UW's incoming recruit, Nic Kerdiles, is ineligible. He was preseason ROTY canidate for many.
Developing situation between Badger freshman Nic Kerdiles and the NCAA. Currently, he's ineligible. More to come as info becomes available.
Important note: Forward Nic Kerdiles is sitting out tonight. UW is working with the NCAA on some sort of eligibility issue.
I can't say much about Kerdiles yet. But, I truly hope it gets worked out. NCAA holding another kid hostage. So disappointing.
Keeping Up With Nic Kerdiles
Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:14 PM
Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:55 AM
After his club registered a 5-0 victory before an announced crowd of 7,501, UW coach Mike Eaves would say only the NCAA has been looking into a specific matter “for a while” and he didn’t know when Kerdiles’ status for the season would be known.
“It’s not in my hands right now,” he said.
The article linked above mentions Kerdiles' reputation as a strong student, suggesting the issue isn't academic-based, though with NCAA rules being as complicated as they are, there's always the possibility for some minor step to be missed in the process. Kerdiles was also drafted by the Kelowna Rockets in the 2009 WHL Draft, so perhaps his relationship there crossed some boundary, though if it did, the difficulty in finding any information on it makes it seem minor enough that any punishments shouldn't be permanent.
Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:28 PM
According to a report on the U.S. of Hockey blog, Kerdiles may have inadvertantly ran afoul of NCAA regulations by offering, on his Twitter account, to exchange autographs for followers. The report also says that pictures posted on his Facebook account may have raised questions about his amateurism status.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:54 PM
Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:29 PM
Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:17 PM
The NCAA has reduced its suspension of University of Wisconsin men’s hockey player Nic Kerdiles from a full season to 10 games.
Kerdiles was ordered by the NCAA to sit out the 2012-13 season for unspecified violations of its code of amateurism on Oct. 5.
Posted 22 October 2012 - 05:35 PM
McNab, a former UW goaltender, said Saturday he’s been in constant contact with the Kerdiles family throughout the NCAA probe and spoke with the freshman left winger after the suspension reduction was announced Friday.
“I know what Nic’s choice is. Nic’s choice is obviously to stay at Wisconsin,” McNab said. “Our choice is that he stays at Wisconsin.”
...“At the end of the day, it’s four more weeks and Nic can get by this,” McNab said. “He can now practice in a different frame of mind.
“The last little while he was practicing, but not really (as) a member of the team. He was a member of the team, but he didn’t really know (his fate). Now he can just move on.”
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 05:42 PM
Eaves declined to detail the NCAA complaint against Kerdiles or the basis of the appeal, but multiple sources said the core issue was a hotel bill for approximately $2,000 dating back to the NHL Entry Draft last June in Pittsburgh.
The Kerdiles family occupied three rooms that were reserved by Toronto-based sports agent Ian Pulver, who was serving as an advisor to the family. Michel and Nathalie Kerdiles were there to watch their youngest child and only son get chosen in the second round by Anaheim.
Sources familiar with the case said the Kerdileses paid Pulver for the rooms they used in a timely manner, but the NCAA viewed the payment arrangement as an impermissible benefit. According to sources, the NCAA contended the Kerdileses should have paid the bill upon checking out of the hotel.
"My family and I, we believed the whole time we were following the rules and still truly do believe we did," Kerdiles said.
Kerdiles said the reduced suspension "allows me to move forward with my character, reputation and integrity intact."
Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:58 AM
During his 10 game point streak Kerdiles has recorded four goals and 16 points, which is tops in the country over that time frame. Kerdiles has also recorded four straight multi-point games in the WCHA playoffs, and keeps on getting better as the games increase in importance.
"I like to play in big games, I like to play when the spotlight is on and there is really something at stake," Kerdiles said after Friday's win over St. Cloud. "I'm just trying to help the team and do everything I can."
Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:30 AM
From the start of February, Kerdiles got on track and was held off the score sheet just twice over the remainder of the season. Starting with the Feb. 24 matchup with Penn State, Kerdiles has had at least a point in each of his team’s last 11 games.
Playing playoff hockey hasn’t fazed him. He notched two points in each of the WCHA opening-round games against Minnesota-Duluth. He then put up two points in each of the Badgers’ three victories at the WCHA Final Five, earning MVP honors.
The Badgers have lost just five times with Kerdiles in the lineup, and they will continue to lean on him for scoring if they plan on making a run to the NCAA Frozen Four.
Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:29 PM
Posted 28 May 2013 - 03:29 PM
It's sorta bugging me how much Nic Kerdiles keeps talking about going to the kings playoff games.
Teemu went to a few Finals games last year and Etem was a huge Kings fan growing up. He hasn't stepped in a Ducks dressing room yet, once he does he'll be a Duck fan for life.
Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:48 PM
Posted 27 June 2013 - 01:10 AM
Wisconsin got off to a slow start, then went on a 21-6-5 stretch when Kerdiles joined lineup 10 games into the campaign. The Badgers won the WCHA tournament to earn a berth in the NCAAs, as Kerdiles finished the season on a 12-game point streak. He went on to have multi-point efforts in all five WCHA playoff games, and was named the WCHA Final Five MVP.
“The way I’ve always looked at things, I see myself rising to the occasion when it’s a bigger situation, the bigger spotlight,” Kerdiles says. “I think I play my best hockey in those big games, and I thought I had a pretty successful playoffs personally and certainly with the team.”
Posted 04 December 2013 - 09:17 PM
Irvine native Nic Kerdiles is one of 26 players on the preliminary roster for the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team that will participate in the IIHF World Junior Championship Dec. 26, 2013-Jan. 5, 2014, in Sweden
Irvine native Kerdiles ranks second in goals and points for Wisconsin. He also had an 18-game point streak, three shy of the school record.
Posted 28 December 2013 - 09:50 AM
Sabol was whistled for delay of game at 19:17 and O'Regan (San Jose Sharks) would jam home his first of the tournament with just one second remaining to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead. Grzelcyk took a pass from Kerdiles (Anaheim Ducks) before taking a shot that bounced to O'Regan in the slot.
Stat line for Nic Kerdiles (USA) today: 0-2-2, 8 shots, +1 rating. Overall WJC: 0-3-3, 9 shots, +1 rating.
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