Vernon Fiddler

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Vernon Fiddler
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Born (1980-05-09) May 9, 1980 (age 34)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Centre/Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Dallas Stars
Nashville Predators
Phoenix Coyotes
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2001–present

Vernon Fiddler (born May 9, 1980) is a professional ice hockey centre who is currently an member of the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Undrafted, Fiddler played in the Western Hockey League with the Kelowna Rockets and the Medicine Hat Tigers before turning pro in 2001. As a free agent, Fiddler played the 2001–02 season with the Roanoke Express of the ECHL and the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League.

On May 6, 2002, Fiddler was signed by the Nashville Predators and was assigned to affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals. He later made his NHL debut with the Predators in November 2002, and played 19 NHL games during the 2002–03 season.[1] In the 2003–04 season Fiddler helped the Admirals win the Calder Cup. Fiddler spent the next 2 years playing between the Predators and the Admirals before playing his first full NHL season in 2006–07.

On July 1, 2009, after playing 305 games for the Predators, Fiddler signed as a free agent with the Phoenix Coyotes. He recorded his first career NHL hat trick on November 12, 2010, against Miikka Kiprusoff of the Calgary Flames.[citation needed]

Fiddler signed with the Dallas Stars as a free agent to a three-year contract on July 1, 2011.[2]

On July 2, 2014, after testing free-agency, Fiddler re-signed with the Stars on a two-year contract.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Vernon and his wife have 2 children. He also owns a summer house in British Columbia and has many family relatives and friends that live in Edmonton and Beaumont, Alberta.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Kelowna Rockets WHL 65 10 11 21 31 7 0 1 1 4
1998–99 Kelowna Rockets WHL 68 22 21 43 82 6 2 0 2 8
1999–00 Kelowna Rockets WHL 64 20 28 48 60 5 1 3 4 4
2000–01 Kelowna Rockets WHL 3 0 2 2 0
2000–01 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 67 33 38 71 100
2000–01 Arkansas RiverBlades ECHL 3 0 1 1 2 5 3 0 3 5
2001–02 Roanoke Express ECHL 44 27 28 55 71
2001–02 Norfolk Admirals AHL 38 8 5 13 28 4 1 3 4 2
2002–03 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 54 8 16 24 70 6 1 2 3 14
2002–03 Nashville Predators NHL 19 4 2 6 14
2003–04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 47 9 15 24 72 22 5 3 8 36
2003–04 Nashville Predators NHL 17 0 0 0 23
2004–05 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 73 20 22 42 70 7 0 0 0 18
2005–06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 11 1 6 7 20
2005–06 Nashville Predators NHL 40 8 4 12 42 2 0 1 1 0
2006–07 Nashville Predators NHL 72 11 15 26 40 5 1 1 2 4
2007–08 Nashville Predators NHL 79 11 21 32 47 6 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Nashville Predators NHL 78 11 6 17 24
2009–10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 76 8 22 30 46 6 1 1 2 14
2010–11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 71 6 16 22 46 4 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Dallas Stars NHL 82 8 13 21 60
2012–13 Dallas Stars NHL 46 4 13 17 48
2013–14 Dallas Stars NHL 76 6 17 23 37 6 1 2 3 24
NHL totals 656 77 129 206 427 29 3 5 8 42

Awards and achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cole scores pair as Stars beat Predators". Yahoo! Sports. 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  2. ^ "NHL Free Agent Tracker". The Sports Network. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Stars sign Vernon Fiddler; also sign Brendan Ranford to entry-level deal". Dallas News. 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 
  4. ^ "Phoenix Coyotes 2010-11 Media Guide". Scribd.com. 2010-10-02. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 

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