Fisher's work ethic rubbing off

Posted on March 14, 2011

Fisher's work ethic rubbing off

As a member of the Ottawa Senators Mike Fisher was well known for his work ethic and it took no time for the Nashville Predators to quickly learn the same.

It's been just over a month since Fisher was traded to the Predators and he has already made a lasting impression on a number of his teammates.

Fisher is one of those players who just doesn't take a day off. In addition to working hard on the ice Fisher prides himself for his off-ice regimen as well. The 30-year-old is a workhorse in the gym and often the last to leave.

"He's real professional about everything," 22-year-old forward Nick Spaling said. "He … works hard in the weight room and puts in the extra work on the ice too. It's good to see at my age and know what it takes to become a player like he is."

The Predators will also be looking for Fisher's leadership and experience should they make the post-season. While a member of the Senators Fisher played in 75 playoff games and had 14 goals and 28 points, not to mention the experience of having played in the Stanley Cup Finals in 2007.

"He's a good leader. You could tell as soon as he got in the room," captain Shea Weber said. "He's a guy who has played in (75) playoff games and been in a Stanley Cup finals. He has been through it and he knows what it takes to win."

Since being acquired by the Predators Fisher has played in a number of scenarios and played some big minutes. Head coach Barry Trotz has shown tremendous trust in Fisher.

"You couldn't ask for a better player who fits in with our organization," Weber said. "He does things on both ends of the ice, plays well defensively and he has some offensive skill as well."

In 14 games with the Predators Fisher has one goal and four points.