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Old 09-13-2017, 03:03 PM   #1
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Forward Vernon Fiddler is retiring from the NHL after playing 877 games over 14 seasons in the league with four different teams.

Fiddler announced his decision Wednesday in a story for The Players Tribune .

The 5-foot-11 centre says he thought the New Jersey Devils would be his final team when he signed during the 2016 off-season. But Fiddler wrote that Nashville general manager David Poile and Devils GM Ray Shero, who launched his professional career, worked out a trade sending him back to the Predators where he started in the NHL.

Fiddler says coming full circle was special with the Predators’ run to the Stanley Cup Final a "perfect way to finish my career."

He finished with 104 goals and 261 points and also played for the Coyotes and Dallas.
877 NHL games. Pretty lengthy career, especially when you consider that he played his entire NHL career as a bottom six forward and what seems like 90% of it as a 4th liner. Quite a feat in itself, given that it's rare for a player with this lengthy of a career to not play any significant time in the top-6.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:24 PM   #3
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nik, don't leave us hanging, you have to post the follow-up AV giggling gif. No worries, I got you covered.

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Old 09-13-2017, 03:31 PM   #4
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I was debating posting the whole thing, but this is Vernon's day.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:39 PM   #5
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Good article posted by him today on the Players Tribune.
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Surprised to learn Vern is 37 as he looked that age 10 years ago.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:38 AM   #8
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That thing imitating Bieksa was so good

Need the broadcast for full effect but Im pretty sure Garrett was just losing it too, and then against AV laughing so hard
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That was a great moment. 14 years and 877 games is a pretty solid achievement for an unheralded player as I didn't realize he played that long in the league.
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That was a great moment. 14 years and 877 games is a pretty solid achievement for an unheralded player as I didn't realize he played that long in the league.
Not only that, but to last that long playing only as a bottom 6 guy his entire NHL career. Now that is very rare.

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