After retiring in the off-season, Mike Fisher is on his way back to the Nashville Predators.
Mike Fisher is returning to the Nashville Predators. She's recorded a new opening for Sunday's Super Bowl, featuring her new song, "The Champion". Now he's back with a rested - though far from game shape - body.
Fisher said his six months of retirement included spending time with his wife, country superstar Carrie Underwood, and their 3-year-old son Isaiah, fishing and adjusting to life without a strict schedule, but he - and his family - missed the thrill of the game.
The Preds could benefit from Fisher's presence, too, especially after the center had his best scoring marks in four years during the team's run to a Western Conference title.
"Carrie asked me every few days if I was going to do it".
"We accepted his decision", Poile said, "but in our gut, we thought maybe there would be a chance he could change his mind at some point".
Former Predators captain Mike Fisher is coming out of retirement and rejoining the Preds as an active player.
Predators head coach Peter Laviolette praised Fisher's return to the club, as his presence is expected not only to help the team in a battle toward the playoffs, but to boost overall morale for the club. She wanted me to do it.
Fisher has 51 points in 134 career playoff games. The Predators started talking in December about what they might need with a possible return by Fisher at the top of the possibilities.
What his role will be remains to be seen.
The return of Fisher bolsters the Predators' already strong group of centers - including Ryan Johansen, Kyle Turris and Nick Bonino, who was signed to replace Fisher in the offseason. "I didn't decide till recently, but I thought about the opportunity and how good this team is...and what could be". "I'm not here for me personally ..." He came up with the Senators and played in Ottawa for ten full seasons.