Mike Fisher was the second round selection of the Ottawa Senators in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft and has made an immediate impression on his new club. In his first NHL training camp he turned several heads and almost made the club as an 18-year old. Fisher was ultimately one of the final cuts of the camp, but he left knowing that he was close to making the leap to the big leagues.
Back in Junior with the Sudbury Wolves, Fisher continued to play with confidence and ended up with 41 goals and 106 points, which more then doubled his output from the previous year. The 1999 training camp would see Fisher continue his ascent as he made the club.
His luck, however, was soon to change. The young center's season got off to a good start but a knee injury early into the season cost him the rest of his season. In 32 games he had managed four goals and nine points. The following year, with his knee recovered, Fisher played 60 games and recorded 19 points.
The Senators were hoping Fisher could elevate his game for the 2001-02 season because they had dealt away scoring star Alexei Yashin in the off-season and the team would need to find some more goals. Fisher, who had already impressed the Ottawa brass with his solid two-way play would be expected to provide more offense and he did not disappoint by scoring 15 goals, though a shoulder injury limited him to 58 games.
Fisher returned healthy in 2002-03 before an elbow injury limited his 2003-04 season to a mere 24 games.
Fisher spent the 2004-05 season with EV Zug of the Swiss Hockey League while the NHL was locked in a labour dispute and also represented Canada at the 2005 World Championships held in Austria where helped win the silver medal.
Upon returning to the Senators for the 2005-06 season, Fisher grew into one of the most dependable two-way players in the NHL. He set a career-high with a +23 rating and was rewarded for his efforts with a nomination for the Selke Trophy as the league's best defensive forward.
The following season, Fisher and his teammates rode a wave of playoff success all the way to the Stanley Cup final. The Senators were ultimately defeated by the Anaheim Ducks, but Fisher recorded five goals and added five assists along the way.
The 2010-11 season was a difficult one in the nation's capital. With the Senators stalled near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings it became clear that changes were coming. One of the team's most sought after players was Mike Fisher and on On February 10, 2011, he was traded to the Nashville Predators in exchange for the Predators' 2011 first round draft pick and a conditional pick in 2012.
On September 7, 2016, Fisher was named the sixth captain of the Nashville Predators, after previous captain, Shea Weber, was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for defenceman P.K. Subban.