Former Badger men’s hockey player dies

Former men’s hockey Badger player, Nic Kerdiles, died in a crash in Tennessee on Saturday morning.
Published: Sep. 24, 2023 at 7:40 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) - Former Badger Men’s hockey player Nic Kerdiles, died in a motorcycle crash in Tennessee Saturday morning.

Wisconsin Hockey posted the news to X, formerly known as Twitter, on Saturday.

Kerdiles died in Nashville after his motorcycle allegedly drove through a stop sign and hit the driver’s side of an SUV. According to Metro Nashville Police Department, the crash was reported just after 3:30 a.m.

Kerdiles was taken to the hospital, where he died. He was 29 years old.

Police said there were no signs of impairment.

Nic Kerdiles
Nic Kerdiles(Wisconsin Hockey)

According to NBC News, Kerdiles was previously engaged to “Chrisley Knows Best” star Savannah Chrisley.

She took to social media saying, “Heaven gained the most beautiful angel today. I miss you and I love you.”

People have placed flowers where Nic Kerdiles died
People have placed flowers where Nic Kerdiles died(WSMV)

Kerdiles played for the Badgers from 2012-2014. In 2017, Kerdiles made his debut with the Anaheim Ducks, where he played until 2019.

He was a WCHA and Big Ten Tournament champion.

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