Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike Fisher
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 March 3, 2016, Fisher suited up on his 1,000th NHL game, becoming just the 301st player to accomplish the feat.

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.

Fisher would go on to lead the Predators to the Stanley Cup Final in 2017. On August 3, 2017, Fisher officially announced his retirement. In his 17 year career Fisher scored 276 goals and added 309 assists for 585 points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 Peterborough Jr. Petes ON-Jr.A 51 26 30 56 35
1997-98 Sudbury Wolves OHL 66 24 25 49 65 +5 9 2 2 4 13
1998-99 Sudbury Wolves OHL 68 41 65 106 55 +10 4 2 1 3 4
1999-00 Ottawa Senators NHL 32 4 5 9 15 -6
2000-01 Ottawa Senators NHL 60 7 12 19 46 -1 4 0 1 1 4
2001-02 Ottawa Senators NHL 58 15 9 24 55 +8 10 2 1 3 0
2002-03 Ottawa Senators NHL 74 18 20 38 54 +13 18 2 2 4 16
2003-04 Ottawa Senators NHL 24 4 6 10 39 -3 7 1 0 1 4
2004-05 EV Zug Swiss 21 9 18 27 34 9 2 3 5 10
2004-05 Canada WC-A 9 0 1 1 4 -3
2005-06 Ottawa Senators NHL 68 22 22 44 64 +23 10 2 2 4 12
2006-07 Ottawa Senators NHL 68 22 26 48 41 +15 20 5 5 10 24
2007-08 Ottawa Senators NHL 79 23 24 47 82 -10
2008-09 Ottawa Senators NHL 78 13 19 32 66 0
2008-09 Canada WC-A 9 2 3 5 14 +4
2009-10 Ottawa Senators NHL 79 25 28 53 59 +1 6 2 3 5 6
2010-11 Ottawa Senators NHL 55 14 10 24 33 -19
2010-11 Nashville Predators NHL 27 5 7 12 10 +2 12 3 4 7 11
2011-12 Nashville Predators NHL 72 24 27 51 33 +11 10 1 3 4 8
2012-13 Nashville Predators NHL 38 10 11 21 27 +6
2013-14 Nashville Predators NHL 75 20 29 49 60 -4
2014-15 Nashville Predators NHL 59 19 20 39 39 +4 3 0 1 1 0
2015-16 Nashville Predators NHL 70 13 10 23 29 -14 14 5 2 7 2
2016-17 Nashville Predators NHL 72 18 24 42 55 +1 20 0 4 4 2
NHL Totals 1088 276 309 585 807 134 23 28 51 89


NHL Foundation Player Award (2012) Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to knee injury vs. Boston, December 30, 1999.
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to elbow injury in practice, October 4, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Zug (Swiss), November 1, 2004. Traded to Nashville by Ottawa for Nashville's 1st round pick (Stefan Noesen) in 2011 NHL Draft and Nashville's 3rd round pick (Jarrod Maidens) in 2012 NHL Draft , February 10, 2011. Officially announced his retirement, August 3, 2017.
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