The Nashville Predators announced today that their 7th Team Captain for the 2016-2017 season will be Mike Fisher.  He will be joining such illuminated hockey names as Shea Weber, Jason Arnott and Kimmo Timonen.

Fisher has been with the team since the middle of the 2011 season, where he was traded for the Preds 1st round draft pick and a conditional pick from the Ottawa Senators.  Since then, he has won the 2012 NHL Foundation Player Award (given to a player who best shows the core values of hockey and helps the community) and has been involved in the various conference final games the Predators have been involved in in the last 5 seasons or so, including scoring in Triple OT in Game 4 against the Sharks in Nashville.

Prior to playing in Nashville, Fisher played for the first 12 years of his career for the Ottawa Senators, where he met his future wife (you may have heard about her.  She just donated $500,000 to girls’ sports programs across the country, also, she’s a country singer as well).  However, it was also in Ottawa that he watched Daniel Alfredsson who was the captain of the Sens from the beginning of Fish’s rookie season until 2013.

In his press conference with the media, Fisher said that it was Alfredsson and Shea Weber’s influence to show him what it meant to be a good captain/leader.  He also said that he will help the Predators get the Cup this year.

Born and raised around the swamps of Northern New Jersey, 6 minutes away from East Rutherford and 11 minutes away from Newark (all with no traffic, of course), she is a giant New Jersey Devils fan whose greatest pieces of hockey memorabilia include a Patrik Elias Team Czech #25 shirsey, a Theo Fleury Calgary Flames action figure and a signed picture of Kevin Weekes smiling for the camera. She learned a long time ago that every Devils player that isn't Patrik Elias who she loves will probably be traded away, sent to Russia or just never get a call from Uncle Lou during contract negotiations and she has learned, after drinking a lot of Kool-Aid, that that is okay sometimes because Uncle Lou will always bring them back for the last year or so of their hockey life. Speaking of, she is also been one of the few women in the Bobby Holik Appreciation Fan Club since 1996 or so.

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