Mike Fisher: On The Roster Part 2

In part 2 of On The Roster Predlines will take a look at Nashville Predators center #12 Mike Fisher. Fisher was acquired from Ottawa for a 2011 First Round pick and a conditional 2012 draft pick on February 12, 2011. In just under 2 1/2 seasons as a Predator Fisher has only managed 39 goals in 137  games. In Fisher’s NHL career he has never played more than 79 games in any regular season, and for his career his yearly GP average is around 58 games. During that time he has only scored more than  20 goals 5 times.

No one can knock his career, but  I think it is fair to say Fisher has fallen short of his expectations. Nashville gave up a 1st round pick to get Fisher, and he simply has not played like a first round pick. If Fisher wants to change my mind and the minds of some fans he will need to become a leader in the locker room and on the ice.

Fisher’s Bio

Number: 12
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 215
Shoots: Right
Born: Jun 5, 1980  (Age 33)
Birthplace: Peterborough, ON, Canada
It’s clear that Fisher likes the Nashville Predators fans.
Apr 10, 2012
You know, Canadian cities, they’re obviously special to play in — everybody lives and dies hockey — but I think one of the first things when I came down here that I was surprised with is the fans and how into it they are.



Did you know? Fisher played his first game with the Predators on February 12, 2011 and scored an assist  in a 5-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche. He scored his first goal as a Predator against the Vancouver Canucks on February 17, 2011.



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  • Patrick Helper

    Thanks for the heads up. Feel free to point out the mistake. But, that aside hows the content?

    • JB

      “Fisher’s” – twice. With the analyzation, it makes me wonder if you’ve even watched the Predators play…

      • Patrick Helper

        JB, I’m new to the Nashville market, and have watch them play as much as possible. I am working on getting to know the Predators better. As for the my analysis, it is purely how i view things. I base it on stats, and what I believe a 1st rd. pick to be worth. Thanks you for the read!

        • Sens Fan

          As a long time Senators fan, I can say if you are going to base your assessment of Mike Fisher on his stats, he is never going to live up to your expectations. That being said, he brings many intangibles to the table that don’t show up on a stat sheet, like the leadership both on and off the ice. He plays a two way game at both ends, is physical, and doesn’t take an off night or shift. Spend a game watching Fisher, not the stat sheet, and you will see he brings so much more to the table and the team than goals and assists.

          • Patrick Helper

            Yes he does, however as Predators he needs to be more productive if they want to make the playoffs. I’m sure almost any team would love to have Fisher. He is a everything you said. But, again the Predators need more. They were only able to score 111 times last year. Fisher could be a 30 goal scorer, and that’s what Nashville needs this coming season.

          • BullMoose

            Fisher will never be a 30 goal scorer BECAUSE he’s a two-way forward. That’s not the role he’s been assigned in the organization. The intended 30-goal scorers are Wilson, Hornqvist & Stalberg. He’ll create plays, but should not be expected to eclipse the 20-goal mark at this point in his career.

          • Patrick Helper

            Fair point. I guess 20 goals and 25 assist could make me happy as well. When you take in to consideration is other attribute.

    • Anonymouse

      “on the roster” in lowercase.
      “Acquired” is not a proper noun.
      “he has only broke” is not correct.
      “he has not lived to a 1st round pick” is also not correct.