Mike Fisher’s first season as the captain of the Nashville Predators. The Preds made a historic run to the Stanley Cup Finals, falling short to the back-to-back champion, Pittsburgh Penguins.
Carrie Underwood’s 37-year-old husband has been in the league 17 years and told reporters, “I love playing the game, I love being around the guys… That to me is more important than, than the Cup. So, this year was the best year I’ve had as far as fun and being around just a great group of guys.” He recently took to Instagram to thank Preds fans for their support this season, as he told other reporters he may be considering retirement.
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Thank you preds fans for an unforgettable year! You brought passion like the NHL has never seen before and made me so proud to wear the jersey! You guys made this experience the best year of my career and can't thank you enough for the support and for the memories that I'll never forget!! #smashville #standwithus
Fisher told NHL.com he is praying about what’s next, “Honestly, right now, I haven’t really even gotten to that place as far as [if] I want to separate myself from the game. The biggest factor is prayer, to be honest, and figuring out what is next, what God wants and trying to figure that out. That’s the biggest factor really.”
Fisher also said not having Stanley Cup Champion on his resume will not play into his decision, “Everyone wants to win in this game, no one probably more than me. But there’s other things. At the end of the day, this is a game. It’s an important part of my life, but it’s not everything and there’s other decisions and other people that are involved, so we’ll take those into account. For me, it’s faith, family and then hockey. So we’ll see where that fits in because, like I said, I love being part of this group. I had a blast.”
For her part, Underwood took to Instagram to reflect on the season, saying, “We are so thankful for such an incredible season and the amazing group of people we got to spend it with!”