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Vernon Fiddler
Vernon Fiddler
Center
(VUHR-nuhn FIHD-luhr)
Number: 38
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Left
Born: May 9, 1980  (Age 35)
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Acquired: Signed by Nashville as a free agent on May 6, 2002.
2007-08: Established career highs in games played (79), assists (21) and points (32)… Tied a personal best in goals (11)… Set a personal best in average time on ice (13:56)… More than doubled his hit total from the two previous seasons combined with a career-high (52)… Registered six multiple-point games after notching four multiple-point games total in his first three seasons… One of four players on the team to win more than half the face-offs he took (50.2%)… Was third on the club in takeaways (51) and third among team forwards in shorthanded time on ice (2:25)… Notched his first career three-point game on Feb. 9 vs. San Jose… Appeared in his 200th career NHL game on Feb. 7 vs. Tampa Bay… Posted 12 points in a 14-game span from Feb. 9 – March 7. PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all six of the club’s postseason games and led the team in shorthanded time on ice (3:53).

2006-07: Established a career-high in goals (11)… Prior to 2006-07, he had totaled 18 points (12g-6a) in 76 NHL games… Skated in his 100th NHL game on Dec. 6 at Anaheim… Signed a two-year contract with Nashville on July 18, 2007. PLAYOFFS: Played in all five of Nashville’s WCQ games vs. San Jose and scored his first career playoff goal in Game Five on April 20.

2005-06: Established career-highs in power-play goals (3) and game-winning goals (2)… Posted his first career two-goal game on Jan. 4 at St. Louis… Spent two stretches (Oct. 6-26, Oct. 27-Nov. 19) with Milwaukee (AHL), amassing seven points (1g-6a) and 20 penalty minutes in 11 games. PLAYOFFS: Notched an assist in his first career NHL playoff game on April 27 vs. San Jose.

2004-05: Led the Admirals with a +19 rating and tied for third on the Admirals in goals (20)… Played an AHL career-high 73 games.

2003-04: Opened the season with Nashville before being reassigned to Milwaukee on Oct. 23… Was recalled to Nashville on Nov. 11, 2003 and played 14 consecutive games with the Predators… Ranked second in playoff penalty minutes (36) on the 2004 AHL Calder Cup Champion Admirals.

2002-03: Registered his first two career NHL points (1g-1a) at Chicago on Nov. 17, 2002… Made his NHL debut at Los Angeles on Nov. 2, 2002.

CAREER NOTES: Finished the 2001-02 season with Norfolk (AHL) after opening the season with Roanoke (ECHL)… Named to the 2002 ECHL All-Rookie Team… Posted three points (1g-2a) in the 2002 ECHL All-Star Game… Joined Arkansas (ECHL) after opening the 2000-01 season with Medicine Hat of the WHL.

AMATEUR: Finished second on Medicine Hat (WHL) in goals (33) and points (71) in 2000-01, and established junior career-highs in goals, assists (38), points and penalty minutes (100)… Tied for second in points (48) on Kelowna (WHL) and ranked third in goals (20) and assists (28) in 1999-00… Led Kelowna in goals (22) in 1998-99.

BACKGROUND: Enjoys golf and wakeboarding… Favorites include You, Me and Dupree (movie), Everybody Loves Raymond (TV show), Morgan Freeman (actor), Kenny Chesney (band/musician) and P.F. Chang’s (Nashville restaurant)… Lists baseball player Curt Schilling as the person he would most like to meet… Lists his favorite hockey moment as winning the AHL’s Calder Cup with Milwaukee in 2004… His favorite thing about Nashville is the weather… Nickname “Fids”… Wife – Chrissy. Their son Blake was born in Nashville during the summer of 2007.

TRANSACTIONS: May 6, 2002 – Signed as a free agent by Nashville.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 53 32 18 3 146 124 67
5 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
6 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
7 COL 57 28 25 4 153 158 60
8 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
9 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 54
12 CGY 53 25 25 3 143 156 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 54 11 27 -3 38
F. Forsberg 54 17 18 -7 35
S. Weber 54 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 54 6 27 2 33
J. Neal 54 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 54 6 18 3 24
R. Ellis 53 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 54 11 7 -2 18
C. Jarnkrok 53 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 37 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 7 .903 2.54
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36