Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Vernon Fiddler
Vernon Fiddler was born May 9, 1980 in Edmonton, Alberta. A free-agent signing by the Nashville Predators in the spring of 2002, Fiddler is a graduate of the WHL's Kelowna Rockets where he spent four seasons with the team while splitting his fourth season with the Medicine Hat Tigers.

After finishing his junior career with Medicine Hat, the Edmonton, Alberta native joined the ECHL's Arkansas Riverblades before joining the ECHL's Roanoke Express the following year. Fiddler played 44 games with Roanoke scoring 27G and 55PTS before finishing the season in the AHL with the Norfolk Admirals.

Over the course the next two seasons, Fiddler spent the majority of his time in the AHL with Milwaukee, helping the club capture the 2004 Calder Cup title.

Fiddler would once again crack the Predator line up in 2005-06 as he would appear in 40 games.

In the summer of 2009, Fiddler would ink a deal with the Phoenix Coyotes. In two seasons with the Coyotes he would post seasons of eight and six goals respectively before signing a deal with the Dallas Stars on July 1, 2011 as an unrestricted free agent.

After five seasons with the Stars, which included seasons of 13 and 12 goals in 2015 and 2016, Fiddler found himself a free agent once again. On July 1, 2016, he signed a deal with the New Jersey Devils. Fiddler's stay in New Jersey would be short-lived however. After just 39 games for the Devils he was traded back to the Nashville Predators in exchange for a fourth round draft pick.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Kelowna Rockets WHL 65 10 11 21 31 +3 7 0 1 1 4
1998-99 Kelowna Rockets WHL 68 22 21 43 82 -13 6 2 0 2 8
1999-00 Kelowna Rockets WHL 64 20 28 48 60 -1 5 1 3 4 4
2000-01 Kelowna Rockets WHL 3 0 2 2 0 -1
2000-01 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 67 33 38 71 100 -16
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 Nashville Predators NHL 19 4 2 6 14 +2
2002-03 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 54 8 16 24 70 6 1 2 3 14
2003-04 Nashville Predators NHL 17 0 0 0 23 -6
2003-04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 47 9 15 24 72 +12 22 5 3 8 36
2004-05 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 73 20 22 42 70 +19 7 0 0 0 18
2005-06 Nashville Predators NHL 40 8 4 12 42 -2 2 0 1 1 0
2005-06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 11 1 6 7 20 +1
2006-07 Nashville Predators NHL 72 11 15 26 40 +11 5 1 1 2 4
2007-08 Nashville Predators NHL 79 11 21 32 47 -4 6 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Nashville Predators NHL 78 11 6 17 24 -13
2009-10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 76 8 22 30 46 +13 6 1 1 2 14
2010-11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 71 6 16 22 46 +3 4 0 0 0 0
2011-12 Dallas Stars NHL 82 8 13 21 60 -13
2012-13 Dallas Stars NHL 46 4 13 17 48 +3
2013-14 Dallas Stars NHL 76 6 17 23 37 +3 6 1 2 3 24
2014-15 Dallas Stars NHL 80 13 16 29 34 -5
2015-16 Dallas Stars NHL 82 12 10 22 31 +5 13 1 2 3 8
2016-17 New Jersey Devils NHL 39 1 2 3 29 -11
2016-17 Nashville Predators NHL 20 1 0 1 37 -4 9 1 1 2 25
NHL Totals 877 104 157 261 558 51 5 8 13 75


ECHL All-Rookie Team (2002) Traded to Medicine Hat (WHL) by Kelowna (WHL) for future considerations, October 3, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Arkansas (ECHL), March 31, 2001. Traded to Roanoke (ECHL) by Arkansas (ECHL) for Calvin Elfring, August 11, 2001. Re-assigned to Norfolk (AHL) by Roanoke )ECHL), November 21, 2001,Signed as a free agent by Nashville, May 6, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 1, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 1, 2016. Traded to Nashville by New Jersey for Nashville's 4th round pick (later traded to San Jose, later traded to NY Rangers - NY Rangers selected Brandon Crawley) in 2017 NHL Draft, February 4, 2017.
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