Fisher signs two-year extension

Posted on August 21, 2012

Fisher signs two-year extension The Nasville Predators locked up Mike Fisher to a two-year extension and the 32-year-old couldn't be happier.

The new deal, which kicks in for the 2013-2014 season pays the Canadian centre $4.2 million per season.

Fisher, the team's second leading goal scorer last season, is thrilled to be staying in Nashville.

"Obviously I love being here," said Fisher, one of Nashville's assistant captains last season. "It has been a great year and a half for me. I love everything about the city. It is just a perfect situation."

The signing makes perfect sense both professionally and personally for Fisher.

Since joining Nashville from the Ottawa Senators halfway through the 2010-11 season, he's scored 63 points in 99 games while adding 11 more points in 22 playoff games.

With wife, country superstar Carrie Underwood, calling Nashville home the two are able to focus on their careers and personal life.

"It's an easy fit for me and my wife," said Fisher. "I've loved playing here and being part of this community. It's starting to feel like home to me. There's so many great people here. So hockey's one (reason) and obviously it just makes a lot of sense for my wife and I."

Fisher has embraced the community and is an active participant in a number of charitable endeavours making him a fan favorite.

News of the signing broke as Fisher had been taking part in a Predators fan community event.

Fisher has been preparing for the season and has been training and admits to feeling great, which is a huge relief considering he underwent shoulder surgery last summer and missed the first few weeks of the season.

"I feel great," said Fisher.