Senators trade forward Mike Fisher to Nashville Predators

The Ottawa Senators began their rebuilding process on Thursday when they traded scoring forward, Mike Fisher, to the Nashville Predators, for a first round 2011 draft pick and a future conditional draft pick. Fisher, who had 14 goals and 24 points this season, is in the process of getting his visa worked out and is hoping to play on Saturday against the Colorado Avalanche. Even though he is no longer part of a Senators’ team, who are last in the Eastern Conference and 17 points out of a playoff spot, Fisher was shocked and a bit disappointed to be leaving the organnization. Once he had time to digest the trade, Fisher was excited.”They’re a very good team, and it’ll be kind of like going home for me,” Fisher, whose wife Carrie Underwood lives in Nashville, said. ” I’m sure my wife won’t be disappointed, either. But I think it’s a great place for me and family and everything.” Fisher, who was in his 11th season with Ottawa, was a player that Predators’ GM, David Poile, has wanted for quite some time. After obtaining him it was stressed that Fisher wasn’t just a rental player. “This is not a rental like a lot of deals are at the trading deadline,” Poile said. “Mike is signed for the next two years, so this is a deal that is hopefully going to help us down the stretch this year, and hopefully, help us for a lot of years to come.” Currently Nashville is holding down the fifth seed in the Western Conference with 65 points. Fisher will be a huge boost to the Predators as he can kill penalties and score goals. In his career Fisher has scored 167 goals and 181 assists in 675 games with the Senators.

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