Fiddler in October 2014.
May 9, 1980 |
Edmonton, AB, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
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. 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.
On July 2, 2014, after testing free-agency, Fiddler re-signed with the Stars on a two-year contract.
Vernon and his wife have 2 children. But to fans he is known as "Uncle Vern".
|2000–01||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||67||33||38||71||100||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and achievements
- "Cole scores pair as Stars beat Predators". Yahoo! Sports. 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
- "NHL Free Agent Tracker". The Sports Network. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
- "Stars sign Vernon Fiddler; also sign Brendan Ranford to entry-level deal". Dallas News. 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2014-07-02.