Predators, Mike Fisher agree to two-year extension
The Predators kept another key piece on their team Tuesday, signing veteran center Mike Fisher to a two-year contract extension.
USA Today reports that Nashville general manager David Poile made the announcement at the team’s annual Skate of the Union and Town Hall at Bridgestone Arena in front of a crowd of about 500 people.
Fisher, 32, called being in Nashville “the perfect situation,” according to The Associated Press. The new deal is worth $8.4 million, a $4.2 million cap hit, the same as his current deal, according to USA Today.
Last month, Nashville lost prized free agent Ryan Suter to Minnesota via free agency. However, the team retained Captain Shea Weber after matching the 14 year, $110 million offer sheet he signed with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Fisher, originally acquired in February 2011 from Ottawa, finished last season with 24 goals and 51 points reports The Associated Press. He played mostly on the top line with Martin Erat and Sergei Kostitsyn, according to USA Tpday.
Fisher in 774 career NHL games has 196 goals, 215 assists and 411 points.