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Vernon Fiddler | Center

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/9/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 197
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Vernon Fiddler chose to re-sign with the Dallas Stars because he likes the direction of the team.
"Honestly, I had better offers. But I wanted to stay with this team and finish the job," Fiddler said. "There is a real attraction to playing here and playing to win, and seeing this through. I think this is going to be a really good team, and I want to be a part of that." In addition to Fiddler, the Stars signed Ales Hemsky, Patrick Eaves and goalie Anders Lindback. The team also acquired Jason Spezza from the Ottawa Senators. Fiddler requested a trade last year because he wanted more ice time, but he stayed the with the club and "everything took care of itself." He'll make $1 million next season and $1.5 million in 2015-16, while continuing to serve as a bottom-six forward. Jul 3 - 12:34 PM

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Vernon Fiddler has inked a two-year contract extension with the Dallas Stars.

Fiddler tested the unrestricted free agent market, but ultimately decided to rejoin his former squad. He had six goals and 23 points in 76 games last season. The Stars bolstered their top two lines by adding Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky, but Fiddler will serve as a valuable depth player as the team sets its sights on making a long playoff run.
Jul 2 - 6:46 PM

Vernon Fiddler is expected to test the market on July 1 after he rejected a contract offer from the Stars.

He generated six goals and 17 assists in 76 games in 2013-14. Fiddler plays a strong defensive game and he could attract interest as a depth player on the open market.
Jun 16 - 1:50 PM

It's unclear if Vernon Fiddler will be back with the Dallas Stars next season.

He can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer and could decide to test the market. Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News described his situation well when he said: "The Stars have to make room for the kids, but will likely use the safety net of one-year deals to protect them next season. If Fiddler wants to sign a one-year deal, I can almost guarantee he will be back. If I'm his agent, I tell him to test the market and look for something more than that." Fiddler had six goals and 17 assists in 76 games this past season.
May 2 - 9:01 AM

Vernon Fiddler scored his first goal of the postseason in Wednesday's 4-2 win over Anaheim.

He had a solid fantasy outing with an assist, three shots and a 10-minute misconduct late in the third period. That's an eventful game for a player who played just 13:30 of ice time.
Apr 24 - 11:49 AM

Vernon Fiddler requested a trade earlier this season, but now he's happy that he's still with the Dallas Stars.

"I'm glad I'm still here," Fiddler said. "I like the role I have right now, and I want the chance to be able to help this team to the playoffs. It's important to me to be a part of that." He can become an unrestricted free agent after this year. Fiddler has four goals and 14 points in 64 games this season.
Mar 24 - 11:22 AM

Vernon Fiddler produced a goal and an assist in Dallas' 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Saturday.

Antoine Roussel had a goal and a helper as well in the match. Dallas dominated the shot clock in the second and third periods, but they couldn't beat Ben Bishop to equalize.
Mar 1 - 6:25 PM

Vernon Fiddler (upper body injury) was activated from the IL on Saturday.

Fiddler missed six games with the injury. Fiddler was plus-one with a minor penalty in 9:42 minutes of action. He has two goals and eight points in 29 games and is not worthy of fantasy consideration.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 02:33:00 AM

Vernon Fiddler, who has missed the last six games with an upper body injury, went through a full practice Friday, and Dallas coach Lindy Ruff said "there's a good chance" the Stars' center will be playing tonight in San Jose.

Fiddler skated on a line with Shawn Horcoff and Alex Chiasson in Friday’s practice.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 11:02:00 AM

Vernon Fiddler (upper body) took part in Friday's practice.

Fiddler might be available for Saturday's game, but nothing has been decided yet. If he does play though, it will likely be on a line with Shawn Horcoff and Alex Chiasson.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 05:34:00 PM

Vernon Fiddler (upper body) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

The move is retroactive Dec. 7, so Fiddler can be activated at any time. He has two goals and eight points in 28 games this season.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 01:54:00 PM

Don't expect Vern Fiddler (upper body) to be out of the Dallas Stars' lineup much longer.

The center has missed two games but could return Monday against Colorado. "He’s recovered much quicker than we expected," Dallas coach Lindy Ruff said. "He’s looking very good right now."
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:43:00 AM

Vernon Fiddler (upper body) might be able to return this week.

Fiddler was on the ice prior to the Stars' Tuesday morning practice. "He's doing better than we expected," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. "I think sometimes these things come around quicker than you anticipate." Fiddler has two goals and six assists in 28 games this season.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 06:19:00 PM

Vernon Fiddler is projected to miss at least a week because of an upper-body injury.

"We'll see where he is at the end of this week," coach Lindy Ruff added. Fiddler was hurt in Saturday afternoon's game against Philadelphia. Cody Eakin skated in Fiddler's spot between Antoine Roussel and Ryan Garbutt in Monday's practice.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 05:12:00 PM

Vernon Fiddler sustained an upper-body injury in Saturday afternoon's game against Philadelphia.

He exited the game after logging 3:14 of ice time and isn't expected to return. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 03:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Cody Eakin
4Vernon Fiddler
5Travis Morin
LW1Jamie Benn
2Erik Cole
3Antoine Roussel
4Shawn Horcoff
RW1Valeri Nichushkin
2Ales Hemsky
3Ryan Garbutt
4Colton Sceviour
5Patrick Eaves
6Rich Peverley
D1Alex Goligoski
2Trevor Daley
3Sergei Gonchar
4Jordie Benn
5Kevin Connauton
6Jamie Oleksiak
G1Kari Lehtonen
2Anders Lindback