NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators see forward Mike Fisher as the perfect fit as the seventh captain in franchise history, replacing Shea Weber who was traded to Montreal in July for P.K. Subban in a stunning move.
General manager David Poile announced Thursday they have named Fisher as their new captain. Fisher, 36, is going into the final year on his current contract, but Poile made it clear that won’t be an issue.
“He can play here as long as he wants,” Poile said at a news conference. “I don’t view this as a one-year captaincy. We’ll take whatever we can get from Mike both on and off the ice.”
Fisher was a full alternate captain the past four seasons and the Predators’ nominee for the King Clancy Award four of the past five seasons for his leadership. He won the NHL Foundation Award in 2012 and helped Ottawa reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2007.
Fisher said being named the Predators captain ranks among the top highlights of his career.
“It’s an honor to be given the captaincy of this team, of this city that I…