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Vernon Fiddler | Center | #38

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/9/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
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The Devils expect Vernon Fiddler to do blue-collar work this season.
New Jersey lost Stephen Gionta, Bobby Farnham, Tuomo Ruutu and Jordin Tootoo, so Fiddler's signing will help fill the need for capable foot soldiers. Fiddler is also known as being a good leader on and off the ice and he can kill penalties. Oct 1 - 9:51 AM

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Vernon Fiddler has signed a one-year deal worth $1.25 million deal with the New Jersey Devils.

Nice move by the Devils as Fiddler is a great bottom-two center. He will not be a great scorer but he is a good penalty killer as well as very good on the draw. He also will be good in the locker room and that never hurts. Do not take him in fantasy drafts however.
Jul 1 - 12:58 PM

Vernon Fiddler recorded his first goal of the 2016 playoffs on Monday night in Game 6 against St. Louis.

He gave the Stars a 2-0 lead early in the first period on his 36th birthday. Fiddler has produced two of his three postseason points in the last two games to help the Stars force Game 7 on Wednesday night.
May 10 - 9:52 AM

Vernon Fiddler scored two goals in Tuesday's 6-2 pounding of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Fiddler scored both his goals in the first period. He gave the Stars a 2-0 lead at the 11:59 mark of the opening frame and he added a shorthanded goal less than 17 minutes later to extend the lead to 4-0. The 35-year-old has 12 goals and 22 points in 74 games this season. Colton Sceviour, Patrick Eaves, Radek Faksa and Cody Eakin also found the back of the net for Dallas. The win allowed the Stars to clinch a playoff berth.
Mar 23 - 12:22 AM

Vernon Fiddler had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss to Detroit Monday night.

Colton Sceviour accounted for Dallas' other goal. Alex Goligoski, Ales Hemsky, and Jason Demers each recorded an assist in the losing effort.
Feb 29 - 11:58 PM

Vernon Fiddler scored twice in the Dallas Stars' 6-3 drubbing of the Wild in Minnesota Monday night.

The usually defensive-minded forward has been on fire offensively. He has amassed nine points in his past eight games. His goals Monday were his fourth and fifth of the season. He scored on a power play at 18:30 of the second period and into an empty net at 19:46 of the third period. The Stars actually produced two empty-net goals in this one. Cody Eakin had one at 18:07 of the third. It was his eighth goal of the season. Also scoring goals for Dallas in Minnesota were Jordie Benn, his first of the season, Tyler Seguin, his 19th, and Antoine Roussel, his sixth. The Wild actually had a 2-0 lead after the first period but Dallas then scored four in a row.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 11:37:00 PM

Vernon Fiddler generated a two-point game Thursday night.

He scored his third goal of the year after the Jets pulled their goalie. Fiddler isn't know for his scoring, but he has earned seven points in his past seven contests.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 10:14:00 AM

Vernon Fiddler had a goal and two assists in Saturday's 5-3 win over San Jose.

The Stars got big production from unlikely sources on Saturday as both Fiddler and Antoine Roussel had three points. The 35-year-old has one goal and five points in 11 games this season. Don't let Saturday's performance fool you. He won't have any fantasy value going forward.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 09:58:00 AM

Vernon Fiddler was moved from center to the wing on Saturday.

He played with Jason Spezza and Valeri Nichushkin to allow Radek Faksa to make his NHL debut at his natural center position. Fiddler stayed on the second line for Monday's practice. He has no points in five games this season.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Vernon Fiddler scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-2 win over Washington.

Fiddler picked up the primary assist on Colton Sceviour's go-ahead goal in the first period and he scored a goal of his own to extend Dallas' lead to 4-1. The 34-year-old is having a decent season considering the fact that he is a bottom-six defensive forward. Fiddler now has five points in his last four games, and he has 12 goals and 14 assists in 67 games.
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 10:47:00 PM

Vernon Fiddler scored a goal for Dallas in a 2-1 win over the Flyers Tuesday night.

Though he's not worthy of a roster spot in leagues of any size or format, Fiddler has now registered three tallies in his last two contests. Brett Ritchie also scored a goal for the Stars in a rare low-scoring contest.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 10:24:00 PM

Vernon Fiddler scored two goals in Saturday's 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay on Saturday night.

Fiddler's second period goal gave the Stars a 3-2 lead and his third period goal cut the Lightning lead to 5-4. Fiddler finished the game with a minus-1 rating, five shots on goal, two hits and he won 57 percent of his face-offs in the game. The 34-year-old has 10 goals and 23 points in 64 games this season.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 11:00:00 AM

With Antoine Roussel suspended, Vernon Fiddler will center the Stars' third line.

Cody Eakin and Ryan Garbutt will be Fiddler's linemates on Friday. "I'm just rewarding [Fiddler] for how well he’s played," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. "Instead of having him on the fourth line, I've bumped him up. He's played really well and I'm giving him an opportunity for some added responsibility, some added ice time, which I think he deserves." Fiddler has seven goals and 19 points in 52 contests in 2014-15.
Fri, Feb 13, 2015 03:22:00 PM

Vernon Fiddler scored the only Dallas goal in a 3-1 loss to the Bruins on Tuesday night.

Fiddler's sixth goal of the season opened the scoring in the contest, but the Bruins answered back with three straight tallies, which the Stars never countered. Jason Spezza and Jason Demers drew assists on Fiddler's marker.
Wed, Jan 21, 2015 02:19:00 AM

Vernon Fiddler will play his 700th career game Tuesday night against Boston.

Now in his 12th season, the undrafted Edmonton, AB native has put together a fine career as a bottom-six center. Fiddler has scored 82 goals and 220 points while playing for Nashville, Phoenix, and is now in his fourth season with Dallas.
Tue, Jan 20, 2015 08:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Adam Henrique
2Travis Zajac
3Pavel Zacha
4Vernon Fiddler
5Jacob Josefson
6Marc Savard
LW1Taylor Hall
2Mike Cammalleri
3Reid Boucher
4Luke Gazdic
RW1Kyle Palmieri
2Beau Bennett
3P. A. Parenteau
4Devante Smith-Pelly
5Sergey Kalinin
D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3John Moore
4Ben Lovejoy
5Jon Merrill
6Kyle Quincey
7Yohann Auvitu
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid