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Breaking the Ice with Nic Kerdiles

ON WISCONSIN <b>A native of Irvine, Calif., Nic Kerdiles enjoys golfing, speaks fluent French and once met Charlie Sheen at his friend's house.</b>
A native of Irvine, Calif., Nic Kerdiles enjoys golfing, speaks fluent French and once met Charlie Sheen at his friend's house.

Sept. 20, 2012

MADISON, Wis. -- With the first game of the Wisconsin men's hockey season a little more than two weeks away, UWBadgers.com takes a look at the newest members of the Badgers, by getting a feel for their likes, dislikes and personalities.

Breaking the Ice with...
Spencer Bell

Next up in the series is forward Nic Kerdiles.

Kerdiles joins Wisconsin having skated the past two years in the U.S. National Team Development Program (2010-12). Playing on the under-18 team in 2011-12, the Irvine, Calif., native led the team in scoring with 48 points on 22 goals and 26 assists in 54 games. Kerdiles scored two goals and recorded three assists in the team's 7-0 victory over Sweden to win the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation World Under-18 Championship in the Czech Republic.  Before joining the U.S. National Team Development Program, Kerdiles scored 121 points, including 65 goals, in 68 games for the L.A. Selects midget program.


Favorite athlete: Alex Morgan

Favorite NHL player: Evgeni Malkin

Sports team: Dallas Cowboys

School subject: History

Food: Steak and French fries

Movie: Horrible Bosses

Superhero: Batman

Video game: Call of Duty

Musician: U2

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Breakfast cereal: Frosted Flakes

Hockey memory: Winning two under-18 world championships

First pro sports event: Anaheim Ducks game versus Dallas Stars at "The Pond"

Favorite vacation spot: Bretagne, France


Last book read: Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World

TV show you never miss: Bachelor Pad

How many songs are in your iPod: 2,154

At what age did you start playing hockey: 6

First job: MonkeySports Superstore salesman (hockey store/pro shop)

Fantasy job: Playing in the NHL

Biggest fear: Death

What's your cell phone ring: Default iPhone ring

Most famous person you've met (where and when): Charlie Sheen, my friend's house

Dream car: Audi R8

Hobbies/Interests: Golfing, fishing, football, beach

If you could play another UW sport, it would be: Football

If you could have dinner with any people in history: Barack Obama and Alex Morgan

Greatest invention of the last 100 years: Cell phones

Coolest Halloween costume: My Luigi costume

For me, playing college hockey is: An honor because I have the ability to represent an amazing university and group of students while playing the sport I love. I have worked all my life for this so it's very rewarding.

In 10 years, what do you hope to be doing: Playing in the NHL making a stable income with a wife and a few kids

Why did you come to Wisconsin: When I visited I had a gut feeling that I belonged here and I could really see myself playing in the facilities and walking around campus

If you were to give yourself a creative title for your personal business card, what would it say: The Instigator

President of any company, which one: Apple

Worst household chore: Cleaning the toilets

Best place to be stuck waiting: In Madison

Hidden talent nobody knows about: That I speak French fluently

What are you a self-proclaimed expert at: Reading people

One wish, what would it be: To ensure that my parents and sisters will be taken care of their entire lives and be healthy all the way through their life.

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