NHL

Predators give Mike Fisher 2-year contract extension

The Nashville Predators and Mike Fisher have come to an agreement on a contract extension that will expire at the end of the 2014-15 season.
Mike Fisher came over to Nashville from Ottawa late in the 2010-11 season. (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press)

The Nashville Predators and Mike Fisher have come to an agreement on a contract extension that will expire at the end of the 2014-15 season.

The Predators made the announcement at a fan event Monday, which was then reported by the team through its Twitter account.

Fisher has one season remaining on his existing contract with a salary cap hit of $4.2 million US, although he will earn $3 million. The two-year extension is for $8.4 million in total, divided equally per season.

"Obviously I love being here," Fisher said at the event. "It has been a great year and a half for me. I love everything about the city. It is just a perfect situation."

Fisher is coming off a season in which he scored 24 goals and 27 assists in 72 games, totals just off his previous best offensive highs. He added five power-play markers and seven game-winning goals in 2011-12.

The 32-year-old came to Nashville in the second half of the 2010-11 season in a trade with Ottawa.

The centre broke into the NHL with the Senators in 1999-2000, and scored 153 goals and 171 assists with 521 penalty minutes in 620 regular season games with Ottawa.

Fisher is married to country music star Carrie Underwood.

With files from The Associated Press

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