C Vernon Fiddler
Age: 31 (Born: May 9, 1980)
Height/Weight: 6’2″/195 pounds
The Stars found themselves with another good two-way forward when they signed Vernon Fiddler to a 3-year $5.4 million contract. Fiddler has been in the NHL for eight years and guess what, he’s a tough, in-your-face player. He kills penalties and is good on both sides of the ice. Fiddler will be a good mentor and example for Tomas Vincour as well as depth for Toby Peterson and Tom Wandell.
Last year, he played in 71 games and tallied 22 points (6 goals, 16 assists). For his career, he has played 452 games (59 goals and 86 assists for 145 points).
He’ll be splitting time on the checking line with Wandell, Peterson and Vincour if he is not in the minors. He’ll also be very valuable on the penalty-kill.
He also has a lot of fight videos floating around youtube.
A goal off the face-off from Fiddler (He’s a very good face-off guy, something this team sorely needs with Ott as the only other option)