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Forward Vern Fiddler signs two-year deal with Nashville Predators

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CP) - The Nashville Predators avoided salary arbitration with Vern Fiddler on Wednesday, signing the forward to a US$1.7-million, two-year contract.

Fiddler, 27, posted NHL career highs in games played (72), goals (11), assists (15) and points (26) last season. The 5-11, 204-pound centre also ranked third on the club in faceoff winning percentage at 51.6 per cent and was a career-high plus-11.

Fiddler has 23 goals and 21 assists in 148 career NHL games.

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