By Anthony Caruso III
The Nashville Predators have announced that they have re-signed forward Mike Fisher to a two-year deal. His new contract is worth $8.8 million.
He will make $4.8 million during the 2015-16 season. Then in 2016-17, he’ll make $4 million.
“Mike Fisher is a player and person anyone would want in their organization,” General Manager David Poile said. “He is a smart, two-way player who contributes on special teams and is solid in the face-off circle, as well as a member of our leadership group, a respected voice in the dressing room and an integral part of the Nashville community.”
The 35-year-old had 39 points in 59 games, including 19 goals. He just finished his fourth full season with the team, as he’s the husband of Carrie Underwood.
In his 271 games in Nashville, he has the second-most points of any Predators player. He has 78 goals with 94 assists in 172 points.
He’s also been the team’s alternative captain for the third straight season. He’s also the teams nominee for the King Clancy Trophy for the third time in four years.