Vernon Fiddler LW DAL 2 Months

Vernon Fiddler chose to re-sign with the Dallas Stars because he likes the direction of the team.

"Honestly, I had better offers. But I wanted to stay with this team and finish the job," Fiddler said. "There is a real attraction to playing here and playing to win, and seeing this through. I think this is going to be a really good team, and I want to be a part of that." In addition to Fiddler, the Stars signed Ales Hemsky, Patrick Eaves and goalie Anders Lindback. The team also acquired Jason Spezza from the Ottawa Senators. Fiddler requested a trade last year because he wanted more ice time, but he stayed the with the club and "everything took care of itself." He'll make $1 million next season and $1.5 million in 2015-16, while continuing to serve as a bottom-six forward.

Vernon Fiddler LW DAL 2 Months

Vernon Fiddler has inked a two-year contract extension with the Dallas Stars.

Fiddler tested the unrestricted free agent market, but ultimately decided to rejoin his former squad. He had six goals and 23 points in 76 games last season. The Stars bolstered their top two lines by adding Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky, but Fiddler will serve as a valuable depth player as the team sets its sights on making a long playoff run.

Vernon Fiddler LW DAL 2 Months

Vernon Fiddler is expected to test the market on July 1 after he rejected a contract offer from the Stars.

He generated six goals and 17 assists in 76 games in 2013-14. Fiddler plays a strong defensive game and he could attract interest as a depth player on the open market.

Vernon Fiddler LW DAL 4 Months

It's unclear if Vernon Fiddler will be back with the Dallas Stars next season.

He can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer and could decide to test the market. Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News described his situation well when he said: "The Stars have to make room for the kids, but will likely use the safety net of one-year deals to protect them next season. If Fiddler wants to sign a one-year deal, I can almost guarantee he will be back. If I'm his agent, I tell him to test the market and look for something more than that." Fiddler had six goals and 17 assists in 76 games this past season.

Vernon Fiddler LW DAL 4 Months

Vernon Fiddler scored his first goal of the postseason in Wednesday's 4-2 win over Anaheim.

He had a solid fantasy outing with an assist, three shots and a 10-minute misconduct late in the third period. That's an eventful game for a player who played just 13:30 of ice time.

Vernon Fiddler LW DAL 5 Months

Vernon Fiddler requested a trade earlier this season, but now he's happy that he's still with the Dallas Stars.

"I'm glad I'm still here," Fiddler said. "I like the role I have right now, and I want the chance to be able to help this team to the playoffs. It's important to me to be a part of that." He can become an unrestricted free agent after this year. Fiddler has four goals and 14 points in 64 games this season.

Vernon Fiddler LW DAL 6 Months

Vernon Fiddler produced a goal and an assist in Dallas' 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Saturday.

Antoine Roussel had a goal and a helper as well in the match. Dallas dominated the shot clock in the second and third periods, but they couldn't beat Ben Bishop to equalize.

Vernon Fiddler LW DAL 8 Months

Vernon Fiddler was activated from the IL on Saturday December 21.

Vernon Fiddler LW DAL 8 Months

Vernon Fiddler, who has missed the last six games with an upper body injury, went through a full practice Friday, and Dallas coach Lindy Ruff said "there's a good chance" the Stars' center will be playing tonight in San Jose.

Fiddler skated on a line with Shawn Horcoff and Alex Chiasson in Friday's practice.

Vernon Fiddler LW DAL 8 Months

Vernon Fiddler (upper body) took part in Friday's practice.

Fiddler might be available for Saturday's game, but nothing has been decided yet. If he does play though, it will likely be on a line with Shawn Horcoff and Alex Chiasson.