Class, poise, excellence, and charisma are some words used to describe Nashville Predators center and captain Mike Fisher. He has been one of the very best to play in the NHL with his strong forecheck, leadership, and smarts both on and off the ice. Sadly, it is officially the end of an era as the 37-year-old decided to hang up the skates for good and retire from hockey.
Fisher was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the second round as the 44th overall pick in the 1998 NHL Draft. He played 635 total games for Ottawa in his career from 1999-2011 and quickly became known for his strong and aggressive playing style as well as his offensive production.
On February 20, 2011, the Ottawa Senators dealt Mike Fisher to the Nashville Predators in exchange for the Predators first-round pick in the 2011 NHL Draft and a conditional pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. Just two days after the trade, Fisher collected two points (a goal and an assist) in a 5-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
On September 7, 2016, the Nashville Predators honored Mike Fisher by naming him the captain of the team after long-time captain Shea Weber was dealt to Montreal earlier that summer. Fisher lead his team to the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals, but they ultimately lost in six games to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Mike Fisher has become a household name, and not just because of hockey, but because of his country singer wife in Carrie Underwood. The couple are parents to 2-year-old Isaiah Michael. Fisher has always been a class act in the game of hockey as well as outside the rink and we all wish him the very best!