Mike Fisher comes out of retirement, returns to Predators

Mike Fisher comes out of retirement, returns to Predators

Mike Fisher comes out of retirement, returns to Predators

Less than a half a year after he hung up his skates, wrote a thank-you letter to Tennessee and said he was making the "right" decision to retire at age 37, former Nashville Predators captain Mike Fisher is coming back to the National Hockey League. A few days ago, Fisher finally made official what wife Carrie Underwood has been urging him to do - come back for one last run and a chance to actually hoist that Stanley Cup.

Poile believes Fisher has some unfinished business and wants to help the Predators win two more games than they did past year when they lost the Stanley Cup Final in six games to Pittsburgh.

Mike Fisher, 37, is back in the fold, just six months after making the "hardest decision" to retire after 17 seasons in the league.

The Nashville Predators even went to confirm the news via Twitter with a joking yet honest message welcoming back their previous captain. "Mike Fisher is ending his retirement and will play for the #Preds this season".

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During a press conference announcing Fisher's return, Coach Peter Laviolette said the window was never closed.

There's little doubt Fisher will also find himself skating special teams minutes at some point, as well.

"Captain @mfisher1212 I sure am going to miss watching you play and cheering you on with the rest of Smashville, but I so look forward to seeing what God has in store for you in this next chapter of your life", she explained. "And she's usually right". He has 23 goals and 28 assists in 134 career playoff games. The Predators signed center Nick Bonino in free agency and landed center Kyle Turris in November from Ottawa in a three-way trade. "But I had some conversations along the way, and the more I thought about it, I thought about the run we made previous year, how good this team is and how good it can be, and the more I thought how much fun it could be, and I'm ready for this".

Nashville's fifth leading goal-scorer in franchise history with 109 tallies to his name, Fisher was primarily utilized as the second or third center in past seasons with the Predators.

Poile said there's not timetable for Fisher playing in games.

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