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Vernon Fiddler | Center | #83

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/9/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
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Vernon Fiddler is expected to make his season debut with the Predators on Tuesday night.
He was acquired from New Jersey on Saturday in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2017. "It's been great," said Fiddler. "I got the news a couple days ago there, and I'm very excited to be back. My career started here and I had lots of great memories. I'm looking forward to making some more." He is slated to center the fourth line between Cody McLeod and Austin Watson. Feb 7 - 4:56 PM

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The Predators reacquired Vernon Fiddler from the Devils on Saturday in exchange for a fourth round pick in 2017.

Fiddler had been riding the pine for the Devils since the All-Star break. Through 39 games he picked up three points along with 42 hits. Fiddler began his career in Nashville as an undrafted free agent. He skated in 305 games from 2002-2010 picking up 93 points before signing with Phoenix. Fiddler is on a one-year deal worth $1.25M.
Feb 4 - 6:49 PM

The Devils activated Vernon Fiddler from injured reserve on Saturday.

He missed the last 12 games with a lower body injury. Through 35 games played this season he has managed three points along with 25 PIMs and 41 blocks.
Jan 21 - 4:24 PM

Vernon Fiddler is a "possibility" to play Saturday versus Philadelphia.

He has missed the last 12 games with a lower-body injury, but could available to return versus the Flyers, according to John Hynes said.
Jan 21 - 8:55 AM

Vernon Fiddler (lower body) feels he's getting close to returning.

Fiddler isn't expected to return on Saturday though. He last played on Dec. 27.
Jan 20 - 11:48 AM

Vernon Fiddler (lower body) practiced with New Jersey Saturday but will miss his 10th straight game Sunday.

Fiddler has been out of the New Jersey lineup since December 27. He has only three points in 35 games so it's unlikely that you have even noticed in your fantasy league.
Jan 15 - 9:23 AM

Vernon Fiddler (lower body) will sit for a seventh straight game Monday night.

He may be able to resume practices by the end of the week. Fiddler hasn't played since Dec. 27 because of a lower-body injury, but he has been skating on his own.
Jan 9 - 6:03 PM

Vernon Fiddler will miss three-to-four weeks because of a lower-body injury.

He has been placed on injured reserve after he was hurt Tuesday night versus Pittsburgh. Fiddler has three points and 25 penalty minutes in 35 games this year.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 06:25:00 PM

Vernon Fiddler (lower body) is good to play on Thursday.

Fiddler was originally regarded as questionable, but he won't end up missing any playing time. He has a goal and three points in 32 contests in 2016-17.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 12:59:00 PM

Vernon Fiddler is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

He was in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Nashville, but it's unclear when the injury occurred. Fiddler has one goal and two assists in 32 games this season.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 02:17:00 PM

Vernon Fiddler scored a shorthanded goal and it was his first goal of the season as well as his first as a New Jersey Devil.

It was a long-time coming for the veteran who joined the Devils in the off-season after a long career in Dallas. He has no fantasy value.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 08:16:00 AM

The New Jersey Devils made 26 shots on goal spread across 14 players, but none of them found the back of the net as they lost a 4-0 game to the San Jose Sharks Monday night.

Vernon Fiddler and Kyle Quincy had three shots apiece; no one else had more than two as the Sharks Martin Jones was incredibly stingy. This was the largest defeat of the year for the Devils.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 01:56:00 AM

Vernon Fiddler has an assist in 12 games this season.

Fiddler isn't expected to do much from an offensive perspective going forward. He's averaging 12:45 minutes per contest.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 10:49:00 AM

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.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 09:51:00 AM

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.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 12:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Mike Fisher
3Vernon Fiddler
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Colton Sissons
LW1Colin Wilson
2Kevin Fiala
3Austin Watson
4Cody McLeod
5Harry Zolnierczyk
6Miikka Salomaki
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Viktor Arvidsson
4Craig Smith
D1P.K. Subban
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Anthony Bitetto
6Matt Irwin
7Brad Hunt
8Yannick Weber
G1Pekka Rinne
2Juuse Saros