Carrie Underwood Posts Sweet Send-Off Message to Mike Fisher
It’s an emotional day in the Fisher-Underwood household as Mike Fisher announced he’d be officially hanging up his skates after 17 solid seasons playing in the NHL.
The Nashville Predators captain made the tough decision to call it quits while he and his team were still on top after their first-ever Stanley Cup run this past June. Writing an intimate letter regarding his difficult decision in The Tennessean, Fisher confirmed he planned to focus on family life for his next chapter but he’d never lose his love of the game that he made a name in.
Carrie Underwood stood fully behind her captain on the ice and in her home as she posted a touching message to her man about the dedication and love she’s seen him give throughout his career. Supporting his retirement without any hesitation, the country singer pridefully honored her husband in a sweet Instagram note written just for him.
“Captain @mfisher1212 I sure am going to miss watching you play and cheering you on with the rest of Smashville, but I so look forward to seeing what God has in store for you in this next chapter of your life. You’ve given your teammates and the game your all for so many years…you’ve worked so hard and made us all so proud! Isaiah and I love you so much and are so excited to be able to have you home a lot more…We can’t wait to cheer on the @predsnhl WITH you in the stands! #ThankYouSmashville#PredsFansForLife,” she sentimentally said.
Joining the NHL as a teammate on the Ottawa Senators back in 1999, Fisher skated his way into fans’ hearts as he later traded from the Canadian powerhouse over to the navy-and-gold of the Nashville Predators for seven seasons. Fisher earned the title of captain back in 2016 after owning the rink as a center for the team.
Bidding adieu to the game that he felt honored to play for the past couple decades of his life, Fisher expressed his bittersweet feelings toward the NHL and let the fans know his decision is for the best in the end.
“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. I don’t believe it came in a single instance or some aha moment, but as time passed, I gradually became certain that it was right for me to retire. 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 wrote in his Tennessean letter.
Fisher will join Underwood in enjoying time off with his family, as they relax with their son, Isaiah, for the next months to come.