Fiddler announces retirement after 14 NHL seasons

PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 29: Vernon Fiddler #83 of the Nashville Predators skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game One of the NHL Stanley Cup Final at PPG Paints Arena on May 29, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images)

(TSX / STATS) -- Forward Vernon Fiddler announced his retirement from the NHL following a 14-season career with four different teams.

The 37-year-old Fiddler's announcement was made in The Players' Tribune on Wednesday, approximately three months after his Nashville Predators fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Finals.

"The Cup run that that followed was the perfect way to finish my career," Fiddler wrote Wednesday. "Even though we didn't quite get the job done, it was an amazing few months. And to be honest, it was just icing on the cake -- my whole career was."

Fiddler was acquired by Nashville from the New Jersey Devils in February last season for a fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft. He scored just one goal in 20 games with Predators.

Fiddler, who made his NHL debut with Nashville in 2002, collected 104 goals 157 assists and 558 penalty minutes in 877 career contests with the then-Phoenix Coyotes, Dallas Stars, Devils and Predators.

Updated September 13, 2017