The Nashville Predators have signed center Mike Fisher to a two-year, $8.4 million extension, the team announced Monday. Fisher has one year remaining on his current contract and is now signed through the 2014-15 season.
Fisher is a 12-year veteran of the NHL and was acquired by the Predators in 2011 after playing his entire career for the Ottawa Senators. Fisher has 196 goals, 215 assists and 411 points in 774 career games, and become one of the better third-line centers in the NHL. Fisher had 24 goals and 51 points last year with the Predators, the second-best season of his career.
Fisher, who is married to country singer Carrie Underwood, has become a vital piece of the Predators team. On The Forecheck is a big fan of this deal, saying it creates a good situation for competition with the younger players.
The dynamic to watch over the next few seasons is to what extent any of the young centers can work their way past Fisher and David Legwand into leading roles on the team. Do you think Nick Spaling, Craig Smith, or Colin Wilson can take that step this season?
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