Fisher bids farewell af­ter 17 sea­sons

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Nashville Preda­tors for­ward Mike Fisher an­nounced his re­tire­ment on Thurs­day, a move that means last sea­son’s Stan­ley Cup fi­nal­ists must se­lect a new cap­tain.

The 37-year-old Cana­dian, who is mar­ried to coun­try mu­sic su­per­star Car­rie Un­der­wood, said in an open let­ter to Preda­tors fans that “this is the hard­est de­ci­sion that I’ve ever had to make, but I know I’ve made the right one.”

Fisher had 276 goals and 309 as­sists in 1,088 reg­u­larsea­son games dur­ing an NHL ca­reer that lasted 17 sea­sons. He had 23 goals and 28 as­sists in 134 ca­reer play­off games.

He be­gan his ca­reer with the Ot­tawa Se­na­tors be­fore be­ing traded to Nashville in 2011.

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