We take a look back at some of Mike Fisher’s greatest moments in a Nashville sweater.
Nashville Predators captain Mike Fisher announced his retirement from the NHL on Thursday after 17 seasons in the league. The 37-year-old played in 1,088 NHL games which includes 413 with the Predators after being shipped to Music City from the Ottawa Senators back in 2011.
Alongside Pekka Rinne and Shea Weber before his trade to Montreal, Fisher was undoubtedly one of the faces of the Predators during his time with the team. While his charitable efforts, and just being a really good person, off the ice helping in many different areas around the city may be how he is remembered most, he also has left Nashvillians with plenty of memories on the ice as well.
Kevin Bieksa’s Tooth Flies Out Of His Head
In November of 2015 with the Ducks in town, Kevin Bieksa and Fisher decided to drop the gloves in the first period. Bieksa is certainly a player that is known for holding his own in fights, but Fisher got the best of him and his tooth on this occasion. This also allowed Carrie Underwood to tell the story during her carpool karaoke hit with James Corden on The Late Late Show.
The Diving Pass
If you had to pick just one play to best define Fisher’s game, this very well could be the one.
During Game Four of the Stanley Cup Final against Pittsburgh with the Preds already leading 2-1, Viktor Arvidsson and Fisher decided they wanted to blow the roof off of Bridgestone Arena. Fisher was able to get the puck from Evgeni Malkin near center ice, gets tangled up and while falling to the ice is able to deliver an absolutely perfect pass between Nick Shultz and Patric Hornqvist to a streaking Arvidsson.
The 3OT Winner Over San Jose
This moment doesn’t need too much of an introduction. It was Game Four against the Sharks in the Western Conference quarterfinal in 2016. It was the longest game in franchise history. The game absolutely felt as if it was never going to end, but then a rebounded puck found Fisher’s stick in front of Martin Jones.
Nate Prosser Makes A Bad Choice
This moment here is one that most may not remember or maybe haven’t even honestly seen before, but I think Minnesota’s Nate Prosser probably remembers it pretty well.
Back on Jan. 10, 2015 the Preds and Wild hooked up in Minnesota and late in the contest, Prosser took a questionable shot at Taylor Back near the blue line and Fisher took exception to it, to say the very least.
Fisher also scored a goal in that contest as well.
Mike Fisher ended his Nashville career scoring 109 goals and tallying 128 assist during his seven years with the club.