Fisher wins Foundation Player Award, finishes 7th in Selke voting
LAS VEGAS, NV — Pekka Rinne didn’t win the Vezina for the second consecutive year. Shea Weber lost the Norris Trophy by the slimmest of margins, again. David Poile is now a three-time loser of the General Manager of the Year Award. But the Nashvill
e Predators didn’t leave Las Vegas empty handed.
Mike Fisher was awarded the NHL Foundation Player Award, given to the player that applies the core values of hockey including commitment, perseverance and teamwork to enrich the lives of people in his community. With the win, Room In The Inn will be presented with $25 000 from the NHL Foundation. Room In The Inn is a homeless facility in downtown Nashville.
“It is a special award to be recognized off the ice… It makes me want to do even more,” Fisher said after the ceremony.
While the award is presented to Fisher, the forward credits the entire organization with the win.
“This is very special. I know a lot of players around the League do so much and they don’t get as much credit as they should. Coming to Nashville, a lot of credit goes to the Predators Foundation for helping me get involved. A lot of players do so much. In the end, it becomes a team effort. It is an honor to be recognized that way.”
Fisher also finished 7th in voting for the Selke Trophy that is awarded to the player considered the top defensive forward. Next year, Fisher hopes to be in a Selke Trophy finalist.
“Anytime you are up there in the voting, it is special. It was a bit of a surprise. Hopefully, I can improve that next year. I really want to be considered in the top three. That’s my goal.”