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Vernon Fiddler | Center | #83

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (37) / 5/9/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
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Vernon Fiddler has announced his retirement.
Fiddler skated in 877 career NHL contests with Nashville, Phoenix, Dallas and New Jersey. He totaled 104 goals and 261 points. Sep 13 - 11:37 AM

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Vernon Fiddler is not out warming up with his teammates, indicating he will likely be scratched for Game 3.

Fiddler has played in nine game so far this post-season, picking up two points while averaging just over eight minutes a game.
Jun 3 - 7:48 PM

Vernon Fiddler will be a healthy scratch in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final against the Ducks on Tuesday night.

It was speculated earlier in the day that Fiddler would be scratched and that will be the case. He wasn't even on the ice for the pre-game warmup. Fiddler has one goal and a minus-2 rating in five playoff games. Brad Hunt, Anthony Bitetto, P.A. Parenteau, Miikka Salomaki, Vladislav Kamenev, Marek Mazanec, Frederick Gaudreau and Trevor Murphy will also watch from the press box.
May 16 - 7:52 PM

Vernon Fiddler could be a healthy scratch in Game 3 against Anaheim.

He has logged just over seven minutes of ice time in each of the last two games. If he does head to the press box then Harry Zolnierczyk could be an option to take his place.
May 16 - 1:43 PM

Vernon Fiddler was ejected from Game 2 against St. Louis, after delivering a knee-on-knee hit on Blues defenseman Colton Parayko.

The incident occurred late in the first period. Parayko was trying to make a play from deep in his own end when Fiddler came in and clipped him with his knee. Fiddler was given five minutes for kneeing and a game misconduct. To make matters worse for Fiddler, Vladimir Tarasenko scored on the ensuing power play to tie the game at one. You can watch the incident by clicking the link below.
Apr 28 - 11:43 PM

Vernon Fiddler scored the winner as the Nashville Predators defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-3 in Game 1 Wednesday.

Fiddler had only two goals and four points this season and missed the first round of the playoffs with an upper body injury but he was back in the lineup Wednesday for Game 1 and it paid off for the Predators. Don't expect much in the way of scoring from Fiddler who was acquired from the New Jersey Devils in February. The trade has paid off in spades just from the results of Wednesday night.
Apr 27 - 12:43 AM

Vernon Fiddler (upper body) is projected to be scratched against the Jets on Saturday.

In 20 games thus far with the Predators, he's posted a goal and 15 hits with 37 PIMs Consider him day-to-day.
Apr 8 - 3:53 PM

Vernon Fiddler has been sidelined with an upper body injury, and won't play in Thursday's against the Stars.

Through 20 games this season with the Predators, the veteran has a goal with 15 hits and 37 PIMs. Consider him day-to-day, for now.
Apr 6 - 8:26 PM

Vernon Fiddler got back in the lineup on Thursday.

He logged 12:06 of ice time in a 3-1 win over Calgary in his first appearance since Mar. 7. Fiddler had been dealing with an upper-body injury during that time filled in for injured center Mike Fisher on Thursday.
Mar 24 - 3:25 AM

Vernon Fiddler (upper body) centered the fourth line at practice on Wednesday.

He hasn't been in the lineup since Mar. 7. Fiddler has one goal in 14 games with the Predators since he was acquired from New Jersey.
Mar 22 - 1:31 PM

Vernon Fiddler, Anthony Bitetto and Brad Hunt will be scratched against the Hurricanes on Saturday.

Fiddler has posted just one goal with 10 blocks, 13 hits and 21 hits in 14 games this season. Bitetto meanwhile has picked up four helpers along with 20 hits, 21 PIMs and 34 hits in 22 games this season.
Mar 18 - 3:41 PM

Vernon Fiddler, Anthony Bitetto and Brad Hunt will be scratched against the Capitals on Thursday.

Through 14 games in his second twirl with Nashville, Fiddler has posted a goal with 10 blocks, 13 hits and 21 PIMs. Bitetto meanwhile has picked up four helpers along with 20 hits, 21 PIMs and 34 hits in 22 games this season.
Source: Katie Brown
Mar 16 - 6:22 PM

Vernon Fiddler will serve as a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

Fiddler is a good defensive forward, but he doesn't bring much to the table in terms of offense. This will be his third consecutive game in the press box. He has two goals and two assists in 53 games with the Devils and Preds this season. Brad Hunt, Kevin Fiala, Matt Irwin and Harry Zolnierczyk are also all out tonight.
Mar 13 - 8:07 PM

Vernon Fiddler finally scored his first goal during his second stint with the Predators on Sunday as they beat the Oilers, 5-4.

It only took 10 games but then again, it's his second goal and fourth point of the season through 49 combined games with Nashville and New Jersey.
Feb 26 - 9:49 PM

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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