Vern Fiddler‘s return to the Nashville Predators was a move that just felt right for a number of reasons. He is a well respected veteran who still delivers the grit and grind you want when the going gets tough come playoff time. His pro career started with the Roanoke Express of the ECHL as well as the -other- Admirals in Norfolk in the 2001-02 season. Yet, when things started climbing upwards into the NHL career that he’s had it begins with the Nashville Predators and Milwaukee Admirals organization the following season.
Admirals fans will always remember Fiddler as being part of the 2003-04 team that helped win the Calder Cup. He produced 24 points (9 goals, 15 assists) in 47 games that season and then 8 points (5 goals, 3 assists) in 22 games during the Calder Cup Playoffs en route to winning it all.
In Fiddler’s Admirals career he played 185 games, tallied 97 points (38 goals, 59 assists), and accumulated 232 penalty minutes. He has now played 865 career games in the NHL and continues on with his NHL career with the team that he started it with in Nashville.
Cheers to the Nashville Predators and Vern Fiddler for providing me the time to hear from our ol’ Milwaukee Admirals player all grown up! Coming up today will be practice at the Bridgestone Arena at 12 PM CST. Hoping to round off what will be the last day of “Catching Up” interviews as the weekend slate for the Predators will be game action only.
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