If Carrie Underwood attends any Nashville Predators games next season it won't be to watch her husband. After 17 seasons in the NHL, Mike Fisher has decided to hang up his skates.
The Preds' captain, who led the team to a Stanley Cup Finals appearance last season and helped put Nashville on the sports map, announced his retirement in a letter that appears today in The Tennessean. He writes, "This is the hardest decision I've ever had to make, but I know I've made the right one. This job I've been able to have for a majority of my life is so much fun. To help create that entertainment and to see the joy we can bring to people is such a unique and exciting opportunity. I'll miss my teammates, my coaches and the game itself."