Mike Fisher retires from NHL after Predators’ season concludes

Nashville Predators' Mike Fisher waits to take a faceoff. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

Veteran centreman Mike Fisher has retired from the NHL once again following the conclusion of his Nashville Predators‘ season, the league announced Saturday.

The 37-year-old suited up for 11 seasons with the Ottawa Senators, amassing 348 points in 675 games for the Canadian club before a trade sent him to Nashville during the 2010-11 season. He went on to play 429 games for the Predators, posting 241 points in that span.

Fisher initially retired from the league following his team’s lengthy 2017 playoff run, which saw them fall just short in the Stanley Cup Final to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The former captain came out of retirement in February to re-join the team for their 2018 post-season, and put up one goal through 12 playoff tilts.

“I had a great three months or whatever it was. I enjoyed every minute of it,” Fisher said, according to NHL.com. “I enjoyed coming to work with these guys. It was a great group of people, from the players to the whole organization and staff. I’m glad I came back. It was awesome.

“Obviously disappointing, but that’s the way it goes sometimes. I know this team, they’ll learn and grow and be better. There’s a lot to look forward to.”

Fisher, a second-round pick of the Senators back in 1998, retires with 589 points through 1,104 career appearances in the big leagues. While his playing days are through, Fisher did leave the door open for a potential future role with the Predators.

“We’ll see. I’m sure we’ll have some conversations in the future,” Fisher said. “Right now I don’t really know what that’s going to look like. But we’ll see.”


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