Mike Fisher has always been close to his family, but living in Nashville has made it more difficult for him to spend time with his parents who live in Peterborough, ON.
This week Fisher will get to spend some quality time with his father, Jim, as the Predators trip to Washington will be the team's annual Father/Son trip.
"It's always a fun trip to have the dads with us," said Fisher. "I haven't seen my dad a whole lot since the summer so it will be good to connect."
The father and son have enjoyed a number of trips together when Mike was a member of the Ottawa Senators, but this will be their first as a member of the Predators.
"I'm looking forward to meeting the players and their dad's," said Jim Fisher. "Over the years in Ottawa, we got to know the players and their families well and we are looking forward to the same here in Nashville."
Mike is also looking forward to his father having a chance to get to know some of his teammate's fathers a little better.
"I think it will be good for him to meet some of the other dad's," said Mike. "It's good for us to have our dads be part of the team atmosphere. They play such a huge part in our lives."
The Predators organize various activities for the fathers, but Jim admits his favorite part is actually just getting to spend time with Mike. The two have always been close and every year this is a trip they both look forward to.
"I find this trip reminiscent of weekend tournaments of when Mike was young. Those weekend trips to tournaments with our kids were our family vacations."
In addition to the various tours the fathers will be on hand to watch the Predators take on the Capitals Tuesday night.