2008-09: Curtis Gedig was acquired by the Cowichan Valley Capitals from the Merrit Centennials mid-season, and finished the year with combined totals of four goals and 14 assists in 46 games to go along with 18 PIM's. The blueliner started last season at the training camp of the WHL's Calgary Hitmen, but was a late cut and was subsequently re-assigned to the BCHL. He was one of the youngest players eligible for the 2009 draft, and was subseqently selected by the Devils in the final round of the draft proceedings.
2009-10: Curtis continued his BCHL career with 21 points in 53 games between Cowichan and the Vernon Vipers, winning the BCHL Championship with Vernon.
2010-11: A seventh-round pick in 2009, Gedig made a smooth transition to college hockey, seeing top-four minutes as a freshman for Ohio State and being named to the CCHA's All Rookie Team (Honorable Mention). Gedig appeared in 34 of 37 games and had 12 assists with 6 PMs. He finished +2 on a Buckeyes team that finished ninth in the 11-team CCHA and was eliminated in the first round of the league tournament.
2011-12: Gedig played on the top pairing for Ohio State in his second season – primarily paired with senior Sean Duddy. A defense-first defenseman, he chipped in offensively with 2 goals and 12 assists and was minus-one with 10 penalty minutes. Ohio State finished eighth in the CCHA and were swept by Notre Dame in a first round playoff series.
Gedig is a well rounded defense prospect. He still has some filling out to do, but was again relied upon heavily in his second season at Ohio State and continued to thrive with all the responsibility that was bestowed upon him. He plays a relatively low-risk, no-frills style of game, which makes him an effective penalty killer. Gedig doesn't have many standout traits, however he makes a good first past out of his end and showed even more confidence to jump into the play and rush the puck up this ice as a sophomore. He’ll likely never be a standout offensively, but he does have enough skill to not hurt a team while playing with the man advantage. As he fills out his lanky frame, he should become even harder to play against in his own end.
Gedig’s positive development in his three years in the organization has been a pleasant surprise. He’s not ever going to be as flashy a defense prospect as say Jon Merrill or Eric Gelinas, but he still appears to be on a smooth development plane as a prospect. He’ll likely finish off his two remaining years of college eligibility at Ohio State, and once he turns pro, he could advance relatively quickly given the simplicity of his game.