Archive for August 20, 2012
Nashville, Tenn. (August 20, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed forward Mike Fisher to a two-year, $8.4 million contract that will pay him $4.2 million in b
oth 2013-14 and 2014-15.
Fisher, 32 (6/5/80), ranked second on the Predators in goals (24) and third in points (51) in 2011-12, in addition to ranking 11th in the NHL in game-winning goals (7). His offensive numbers – coupled with his solid defensive play (he posted a +11 and tied for eighth among NHL forwards in blocked shots with 76) – earned him the seventh-most votes for the Selke Trophy. The Peterborough, Ont., native also became the franchise’s second-ever award winner as the recipient of the 2012 NHL Foundation Award, which recognizes a player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the lives of people in his community. In 774 career regular-season NHL games with Ottawa and Nashville since 1999, Fisher has amassed 411 points (196g-215a). In 97 playoff contests, he has 39 points (18g-21a) and advanced to the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals.
Ottawa’s second selection, 44th overall (second round), in the 1998 Entry Draft was acquired by the Predators on Feb. 10, 2011 and proceeded to pace the club in points (3g-3a-6pts) during the franchise’s first-ever series victory over Anaheim in the 2011 Western Conference Quarterfinals. He has twice represented Canada at the World Championships (2005 and 2009), earning a silver medal on both occasions.
The Nashville Predators are hosting a Skate of the Union Town Hall Meeting Monday afternoon from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Fans will be able to get meet some of the players as well as enjoy an open skate on the Bridg
estone Arena ice. General Manager David Poile will also be on hand to answer questions from fans submitted online and at the door of the event, as will Tom Cigarran, Sean Henry and Jeff Cogen.
Below is the press release with all the details.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS SKATE OF THE UNION TOWN HALL MEETING SET FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 20
-Event highlighted by autograph session, open skate and Town Hall meeting-
WHAT: Nashville Predators’ Skate of the Union Town Hall Meeting
Event highlighted by player autographs, open skate, select a seat/open house, Pro Shop deals, an auction item fire sale, Smashville Rewards demo, Smash Hit Karaoke and Town Hall meeting.
WHO: Nashville Predators players, executives and personalities
WHEN: This Monday, August 20, 4-8 p.m.
· 4-5:30 p.m. – Open skate
· 4:30-6 p.m. – Photo opportunities with select players
· 5-6 p.m. – Player autographs on concourse
· 6:15-6:45 p.m. – Q&A with select players on stage
· 6:45-7:45 p.m. – Town Hall meeting with Tom Cigarran, Jeff Cogen, Sean Henry, David Poile and Peter Horachek. Questions may be submitted online via social media and at main doors of event
WHERE: Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville TN
NOTES: Players scheduled to appear include Jon Blum, Mike Fisher, Paul Gaustad, Hal Gill, Kevin Klein, Chris Mason, Brian McGrattan, Craig Smith and Colin Wilson.
Attendees to Monday’s event will receive a special discount of 25 percent on tickets to Petey’s Preds Party on September 17.
The Predators flagship radio station 102.5 The Game will broadcast live from the Skate of the Union Town Hall Meeting.
Free parking will be provided in the Sixth Avenue parking garage (corner of Sixth and Demonbreun).