Nashville Predators captain, Mike Fischer has officially retired from the NHL. The Predators reached their first Stanley Cup Final in team history last season, eventually losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 6 games.
— NHL (@NHL) August 3, 2017
After 1088 career games with the Ottowa Senators and Nashville Predators, Fischer said “This is the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make, but I know I’ve made the right one.” The captain finished his career with 276 goals and 209 assists.
When asked about the Predators future he said, “I believe that this team, that this city, is going to win a championship, and I’m going to be the biggest fan. No one will be happier than I will be to see it happen, because, these fans, they deserve it.”
Unfortunately for the Predators, they also lost James Neal in the Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft. Fischer was one of the top two centers on the team along with Ryan Johansen. With both Neal and Fischer gone, the Predators now have some big shoes to fill.
Preds fans, I’ll leave you with perhaps the biggest goal of his career.