Fiddler in October 2014.
May 9, 1980 |
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|New Jersey Devils
Vernon "Vern" Fiddler (born May 9, 1980) is a professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the New Jersey Devils in the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played for the Nashville Predators, Phoenix Coyotes and Dallas Stars.
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. During his tenure with the Stars, Fiddler immersed himself amongst the leadership group as an alternate captain.
Vernon and his wife have two children. He lives in Kelowna during the summer.
|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. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. 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.
- "Fiddler signs one-year deal with the Devils". New Jersey Devils. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-07-01.