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...Vernon Fiddler Named Alternate Captain As Well

Wait, He already had an "A"?
Wait, He already had an "A"?

So it seems I didn't have the whole picture of the Captain situation earlier. Everyone was so excited about Keith Yandle getting an A that I lost the fact that Vernon Fiddler was also named an Alternate Captain for the Phoenix Coyotes. Shane Doan of course is still the Captain of the team with Ed Jovanovski having one A and Fiddler and Yandle rotating the 2nd A. 

Fiddler was another guy people were looking at getting the job before the actual announcement as he's a guy cut much from the same mold as Captain Shane Doan. He may not be the goal scorer that Doaner is, but what he works hard and leads by example. Going into the corners isn't a problem. Need a critical faceoff won? He'll go get it done, someone pushing around a young guy? Fiddler goes in and knocks the guy in the teeth. He hits and does all the "little things" that coaches love and that TV announcers always talk about like they know what's going on. 

Fiddler wore the A a few times last season when other captains were out for various lengths of time. When Ed Jovanovski missed a few games early in the season and also in the playoffs after Shane Doan was knocked out with his shoulder injury. He's not the flashy type, but the best captains rarely are. 

Year Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM Hits BkS PPG PPA SHG SHA GW SOG Pct  
 2002-03 NSH 19 4 2 6 2 14 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 1 20 .200  
 2003-04 NSH 17 0 0 0 -6 23 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 0 8 .000  
 2005-06 NSH 40 8 4 12 -2 42 N/A N/A 3 1 0 0 2 46 .174  
 2006-07 NSH 72 11 15 26 11 40 N/A N/A 0 0 1 0 1 90 .122  
 2007-08 NSH 79 11 21 32 -4 47 N/A N/A 2 3 1 0 1 97 .113  
 2008-09 NSH 78 11 6 17 -13 24 N/A N/A 1 0 2 1 2 114 .096  
 2009-10 PHO 76 8 22 30 13 46 95 47 0 0 3 0 1 119 .067  
 Career   381 53 70 123 1 236 95 47 6 4 7 1 8 494 .107