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Wednesday, 07.1.2009 / 4:53 PM MT / News
Arizona Coyotes
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed center Vern Fiddler to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Fiddler, 29, registered 11-6-17 with 24 penalty minutes (PIM) in 77 games with the Nashville Predators last season. Fiddler ranked third on the club in face-off efficiency with a personal best 54.1 winning percentage. He has finished each of the last four seasons with a face-off percentage above 50 percent and was also one of only three Predators to score multiple shorthanded goals (2) and registered a career-high 83 hits.

The 5-foot-11, 201-pound Fiddler has appeared in 305 career NHL games over six seasons with Nashville, collecting 45-48-93 with 190 PIM. He also recorded 1-2-3 and 4 PIM in 13 games with the Predators.

The native of Edmonton, Alberta was also named to the ECHL (East Coast Hockey League) All-Rookie team in 2002 while a member of the Roanoke Express. is the official Web site of the Arizona Coyotes. The Arizona Coyotes and are trademarks of IceArizona Hockey Co LP. NHL, NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL Logos and marks NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 2015 The Arizona Coyotes and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Contact us | Site Map