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.