Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike Fidler
Everett, Masshutussets became the birthplace of Mike Fidler on August 19, 1956 and he did the town proud when he spent two seasons playing left wing for Boston University in the mid-1970's. In 1976-77, Fidler made the leap to the National Hockey League and scored 17 goals for the Cleveland Barons.

In his second NHL season, Fidler upped his goal total to 23 and hit a career high in points with 51. When the Barons merged with the North Stars in 1978, Fidler became Minnesota property. In his first year with the North Stars, Fidler again scored 23 goals, but by his second year with Minnesota, he played just 24 games and was held to only nine points.

On December 16, 1980, during his third year with the North Stars, Fidler was traded to the Hartford Whalers for defenseman Gordie Roberts. Fidler finished that year in Hartford with nine goals and 18 points in 38 games.

The second year with the Whalers didn't go as well. Fidler spent just two games with Hartford and soon found himself released. Though he got another NHL contract when he signed with the Boston Bruins in December, he didn't make the NHL. By season's end, he'd barely played with just eleven games played in minor pro.

Fidler signed his last NHL contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on November 28, 1982. He played just four games with the Hawks, posting three points. Fidler played one more season, playing for the New Haven Nighthawks in 1983-84, though he was limited to just 16 games.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1973-74 Malden Catholic Lancers High-MA 20 45 34 79
1974-75 Boston University Terriers ECAC 31 24 24 48 12
1975-76 Boston University Terriers ECAC 29 22 24 46 78
1976-77 Cleveland Barons NHL 46 17 16 33 17 -5
1976-77 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 10 12 6 18 0
1977-78 Cleveland Barons NHL 78 23 28 51 38 -13
1977-78 United States WEC-A 10 8 2 10 18
1978-79 Minnesota North Stars NHL 59 23 26 49 42 -25
1978-79 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 8 6 4 10 7
1979-80 Minnesota North Stars NHL 24 5 4 9 13 +3
1980-81 Minnesota North Stars DN-Cup 3 1 1 2 2
1980-81 Minnesota North Stars NHL 20 5 12 17 6 +5
1980-81 Hartford Whalers NHL 38 9 9 18 4 -15
1981-82 Hartford Whalers NHL 2 0 1 1 0 0
1981-82 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 6 3 5 8 0
1981-82 Erie Blades AHL 5 1 2 3 0
1982-83 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 4 2 1 3 4 -1
1982-83 Springfield Indians AHL 30 10 17 27 38
1982-83 United States WC-B 7 6 7 13 4
1983-84 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 16 6 7 13 6
1983-84 Vienna EV Austria 10 11 13 24 18
NHL Totals 271 84 97 181 124


Transferred to Cleveland after California franchise relocated, August 26, 1976. Protected by Minnesota prior to Cleveland-Minnesota Dispersal Draft, June 15, 1978.
Missed majority of 1979-80 due to shoulder surgery, June, 1979. Traded to Hartford by Minnesota for Gordie Roberts, December 16, 1980. Signed as a free agent by Boston, December 1, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, November 28, 1982.