Mike Fisher
Mike Fisher
Predators - Center
NUMBER: 12
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
WEIGHT: 215
SHOOTS: Right
BIRTHDATE: 06/05/1980
AGE: 33
BIRTHPLACE: Peterborough, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: OTT: 1998-44 overall
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 choice (Stefan Noesen) in 2011 Entry Draft and Nashville's 3rd round choice (Jarrod Maidens) in 2012 Entry Draft , February 10, 2011.
2012-13: Ranked third on the team in goals (10), and tied for third in points (21)… Led all team forwards in average ice time (19:27), the second highest total of his career and highest since 2007-08 (19:45)… Tied for the team lead in plus/minus rating (+6)… Ranked seventh among NHL forwards in blocked shots (46)… Ranked second among Nashville forwards and third on the team in hits (67)… Notched 11 points (6g-5a) in his final 12 games of the season, including an eight-game point streak from March 14-28 (5g-4a), the longest by a Predator this season, and one game shy of tying a career best… Suited up for his 800th career game on March 12 at Dallas… Scored his 200th career goal to force overtime in a 5-4 victory over Dallas on Feb. 25… Missed nine games between March 30-April 23 due to injury… A full-time alternate captain in 2012-13.

2011-12: Winner of the 2012 NHL Foundation Award, which recognizes a player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the lives of people in his community… Received the seventh-most votes for the Selke Trophy… Fell one goal (24), one assist (27) and two points (51) shy of career highs in each category. Ranked second on the team in goals, and third in points… Led the team and tied for 11th in the League, in game-winning goals (7)… Posted a career high in shooting percentage (15.3)… Nashville posted a 16-1-3 record when he scored… Amassed a team-high 24 of his 27 assists on home ice, and paced the team in home points (11g-24a-35pts)… Tied for eighth among NHL forwards in blocked shots (76)… Led Nashville forwards in average ice time (19:17)… Posted a +11 rating, second-best among Predator forwards… Paced the team in points after the turn of the calendar, with 36 (17g-19a) in 42 games… Posted his 400th career point with an assist against Los Angeles on March 6… Notched his 200th career assist with his third of the game vs. Carolina on Jan. 7… Missed nine games due to injury/illness, including the first seven of the season due to offseason surgery. PLAYOFFS: Tied for second on the team in assists (3), and tied for fourth in points (4)… Led the team in hits (33) face-offs taken (189)… Paced all Nashville forwards in average ice time (20:53).

2010-11: Played a career-high 82 games split between Ottawa (55) and Nashville (27)… Set a career high, and led NHL forwards, in blocked shots (89)… Nashville posted a 15-8-4 record after his acquisition… Ranked second among Nashville forwards in average ice time after his joining the team (18:15)… Recorded an assist in his Predators debut on Feb. 12 vs. Colorado… Was tied for the Ottawa team lead in goals (14) at the time of his departure. PLAYOFFS: Ranked third on the team in points (3g-4a-7pts)… Paced the club in points (3g-3a-6pts) during the WCQ series victory over Anaheim… Posted a playoff career-high three points (2g-1a) in Game One at Anaheim.

CAREER NOTES: Set career highs in goals (25), assists (28) and points (53) in 2009-10… Led the Senators in goals and ranked third in points during his last full season with the club… Set a career high in power-play goals (10) in 2009-10, ranking second on the Sens… Tied for 10th in the NHL in game winners (6), and tied for the League lead in overtime goals (3) in 2009-10… Set career highs in face-offs won/taken (679/1307) and winning percentage (52.1) in 2009-10… Ranked 15th in the NHL in hits (209) and was fifth among League forwards in blocked shots (80) in 2009-10… Earned a silver medal while representing Canada at the 2009 World Championships… Led Ottawa in shorthanded goals (2) and shootout deciding markers (2) in 2008-09… Ranked 14th in the NHL in hits (211) in 2008-09… Ranked seventh in the NHL in hits with a career high (234), and fourth among forwards in blocked shots (78), in 2007-08… Established career highs in shots (215), average ice time (19:45) and penalty minutes (82) in 2007-08… Scored his 100th NHL goal on Dec. 12, 2007 at Carolina… Missed the 2008 playoffs due to injury… Ranked fourth among NHL forwards in blocked shots (78), and seventh at the position in hits (195) in 2006-07… Posted 10 points (5g-5a) in 20 games while helping Ottawa reach the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals… Ranked second in the 2007 postseason in hits (73) and ninth in shots (54)… A finalist for the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s top defensive forward after tying for third in the NHL in shorthanded points (4g-3a-7pts) and setting a career high in plus/minus rating (+23) in 2005-06… Paced the Senators in hits (33) during the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs… Ranked fourth on EV Zug (Switzerland) in points (9g-18a-27pts) during the 2004-05 campaign despite appearing in only 21 of the club’s 44 regular-season games… Made his Team Canada debut at the 2005 World Championships, earning a silver medal… Ottawa’s nominee for the 2004 Masterton Memorial Trophy… Missed 58 games in 2003-04 following off-season surgery… His lone goal in the 2004 playoffs was the overtime winner in Game Six of Ottawa’s ECQ series vs. Toronto… Helped Ottawa reach the Eastern Conference Finals in 2002-03… One of just nine players in the 2003 postseason to record a shorthanded and game-winning goal. The game winner came in Game Five of the ECS vs. Philadelphia, sending the Senators to the conference finals… Tied for sixth in the NHL in shorthanded goals (3) in 2001-02… Participated in the 2002 YoungStars Game during All-Star Weekend, recording an assist… Three of his seven goals in 2000-01 were game winners… Made NHL playoff debut in Game One of the Ottawa’s ECQ series against Toronto on April 13, 2001… Missed the final 45 games of his rookie campaign in 1999-2000 after suffering a knee injury on Dec. 30, 1999 vs. Boston… Recorded his first NHL point/assist on Oct. 21, 1999 vs. Colorado, then created his first career multi-point/assist performance with another helper later in the game.

AMATEUR:
Captained the Sudbury Wolves during his second season with the club in 1998-99… Ranked fifth in the OHL in points (41g-65a-106pts), tied for sixth in assists and tied for third in shorthanded goals (5) in 1998-99… Sudbury’s nominee for the OHL’s most gentlemanly player award in 1999… Tied the Sudbury franchise record for points in a game with seven on Dec 18, 1998 vs. Barrie… Ranked seventh among OHL rookies in goals, and tied for ninth in points (24g-25a-49pts) with Sudbury in 1997-98… Posted 56 points (26g-30a) in 51 games in his final season with his hometown Peterborough Jr. Petes (OPJHL) in 1996-97.

BACKGROUND:
Nickname “Fish”… Works closely with Room In the Inn, a full-service homeless facility located a few blocks from Bridgestone Arena and Cottage Cove Urban Ministries, a Nashville based non-profit organization that serves inner city youth and Rocketown, a local youth outreach facility … Released his first book – Defender of Faith: The Mike Fisher Story in August 2011. Proceeds from the book go to World Vision… An avid outdoorsman who says his greatest catches were a 100-pound marlin and a grizzly bear. Enjoys hunting, fishing and adventure sports… Favorites include The Shawshank Redemption (movie), Bass Pro Shop (place to shop), his cottage in Ontario (vacation spot), The Bible (book) and the Toronto Blue Jays (sports team growing up)… Has two dogs – Ace and Penny… Wife – Carrie.

TRANSACTIONS: Feb. 10, 2011 – Acquired by Nashville from Ottawa for a first-round selection in the 2011 Entry Draft (Stefan Noesen) and a third-round selection in the 2012 Entry Draft (Jarrod Maidens)… June 27, 1998 – Ottawa’s second selection (second round, 44th overall) in the 1998 Entry Draft