Mike Fisher Pens Goodbye Letter to His NHL Career

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It’s official: Mike Fisher is packing away his hockey stick for good as he steps away from the National Hockey League and into retirement.

For almost two decades, Fisher ruled the ice with his agile ability and leadership skills during both his time with the Ottawa Senators and the Nashville Predators. The centerman took on the role as captain when he moved to Music City to play for the Preds, and made the area home with his wife, Carrie Underwood. Ever since, Fisher relied on the lessons learned during his pro time and sent out kind words of faith and happiness for achieving his dream.

“I’m so grateful for the last 18 years. It’s hard to believe how fast the time goes. I got the chance to play and work with so many incredible people along the way. God taught me some incredible life lessons through the game of hockey over the years and without the gift He gave me none of this would have been possible,” Fisher began the sentimental post.

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Mike Fisher & Carrie Underwood; Mark Humphrey/AP

Fisher proved himself even more as a team player by thanking the two rosters that drafted him on throughout his time as a professional player. He gained not only teammates, but friends from the experience and wanted to show them some love as well.

“Thanks to the @predsnhl and @senatorsfor all the amazing memories! Lastly thanks to my friends and family for supporting me over the years. It’s been a blast!! #romans1212,” he finished gratefully.

Now as Underwood begins her return back into the spotlight, Fisher will be able to use his retirement to spend quality time with their son, Isaiah.

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