Former Anaheim Ducks Player Nic Kerdiles Tragically Killed in Motorcycle Collision

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Nic Kerdiles, a former Anaheim Ducks player known for being the first player from Orange County to join the team, met a tragic end on Saturday morning in Nashville, Tennessee, following a motorcycle accident.

Reports from Nashville law enforcement indicate that Kerdiles, 29, ran a stop sign in a residential area while riding his Indian Motorcycle at approximately 3:30 a.m., resulting in a collision with the driver's side of a BMW.

The Anaheim Ducks expressed their profound sorrow in an official statement, saying, "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."

Nic Kerdiles, who was drafted by the Ducks in the second round of the 2012 NHL draft as the 36th overall selection, left an indelible mark on the organization during his tenure. In addition to his hockey career, Kerdiles gained public recognition for his engagement to Savannah Chrisley, a fact that drew the attention of fans as they followed the family's reality TV show, "Chrisley Knows Best."