It looks like Carrie Underwood will be heading back to the hockey arena to cheer on her hubby, Mike Fisher, again.
After retiring from the NHL in 2017 after playing 17 seasons, Mike Fisher is reportedly coming out of retirement to rejoin the Nashville Predators. According to “The Tennessean,” the team will announce the former captain’s return soon with a press conference.
Mike announced his retirement last August after leading the Nashville Predators to their first appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals. The entire city of Nashville was caught up in the hockey fever, and Mike and Carrie were at the center of it all. Carrie took on the unofficial role of Nashville’s No. 1 fan.
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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
It was a bit surprising to hear that Mike was retiring, but he laid out his reasons in a first-person article in “The Tennessean,” published last August.
He wrote, “This is the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make, but I know I’ve made the right one. I’ve decided to retire from the NHL. I kept praying for peace about the next step in my life. A peace that said this is God’s will for your future. A peace that said whether or not this was the right time to walk away.”
Mike went on to say he eventually realized it was time to hang up his skates and hockey stick.
“I don’t believe it came in a single instance or some a-ha moment, but as time passed, I gradually became certain that it was right for me to retire,” Mike wrote. “I believe God gave me the ability to play hockey, and I was helped by dozens of individuals along the way, so it’s not just up to me on when it’s time to say goodbye.”
He also cited his family, which includes nearly 3-year-old son Isaiah, as a deciding factor in the retirement decision.
Mike added, “I’m looking forward to a future that includes a lot more time with my family. Things change when you have kids and you have a family. They’ve supported me without question, and now it’s my turn to return the favor.”
According to “The Tennessean,” Mike’s new contract with the Predators is reportedly for the remainder of this hockey season, which is already underway.
Over the course of his career he has scored 276 goals and has 309 assists over 1,088 career games in the National Hockey League.
We’ll keep you posted on further details.