NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nashville Predators nailed down another one of their core players Monday, signing Mike Fisher to a two-year contract extension worth US$8.4 million.
One month after making a monster $110-million payout to keep captain Shea Weber in town, the Predators made sure the 32-year-old Fisher—the team’s second-leading goal scorer last season—would be also be sticking around.
The new deal, which kicks in for the 2013-14 season, pays the six-foot-one, 208-pound centre $4.2 million per season.
“Obviously I love being here,” said Fisher, one of Nashville’s assistant captains last season. “It has been a great year and a half for me. I love everything about the city. It is just a perfect situation.”
Last season, the Peterborough, Ont., native posted 24 goals and 27 assists for 51 points while coming 11th in the NHL in game-winning goals with seven.
Since joining Nashville from the Ottawa Senators halfway through the 2010-11 season, he’s scored 63 points in 99 games while adding 11 more points in 22 playoff games.
Fisher is married to country music superstar Carrie Underwood, and the couple’s primary home is in the Nashville area.
Fisher joined the league when Ottawa drafted him 44th overall in 1998, and has amassed 411 points in 774 games since then. In 97 career playoff games, he has 39 points.