Fisher signs contract extension
Posted: June 27, 2015
Mike Fisher signed a two-year contract extension Friday with the Nashville Predators.
Fisher, who was traded to the Predators four years ago, calls Nashville home and was pleased to get the deal signed.
The new contract will pay the 35-year-old forward He will make $4.8 million in 2015-16 and $4 million in 2016-17.
Fisher is excited about the new deal, but is equally pleased with the direction the team is headed.
"I'm really excited," Fisher said. "The start we made last year and the progression of where we're headed, the commitment from the owners and management to make this team the best we had, it's exciting for me.
"It's such a hard (thing) to do and win. I've been at it a long time and haven't been able to do it. But I see our situation as the best chance I'll have here, with our good young core and guys getting better and being able to add players. I think we're going to have a great shot."
Fisher’s new contract includes a full no-trade and no-move clause.
Predators general manager David Poile has always been very supportive of Fisher and was thrilled to get the contract finalized.
"He's happy, we're happy," Predators general manager David Poile said. "As I've said to him and I've said publicly and I'll repeat again right now that Mike can play for the Predators as long as he wants. I'm certainly hoping that he plays for more than two years, but at the end of the day, I'm hoping he retires as a Predator."
Fisher missed the first 21 games last season due to a lacerated Achilles, but returned in fine form and finished the season with19 goals and 39 points in 59 games. Unfortunately he missed most of Nashville's six-game playoff series against Chicago with a groin injury.
Nashville has become home for Fisher and while he continues to love the game he felt a two-year deal was the right thing at this point in his career.
“I think it's just a good fit," Fisher said. "I don't want to look too far down the road. I'm not 21 anymore. We'll see what happens. I want to win in the next two years. That's kind of my goal. That's what I want to help this team to do, and we'll see after that."