Predators representatives have officially announced that forward Mike Fisher has been named captain.
President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile made the announcement Thursday, naming Fisher as the seventh captain in franchise history.
“It is the right time for Mike to be the captain in our history,” Poile said. “In my mind, he could’ve easily been the captain many times in his career, but this is his time. It’s the perfect fit. You look for the characteristics you want in a captain in terms of the personal life, how he conducts himself, the role model part of it, and it’s A-plus with him.”
The Preds said the 36-year-old was a full-time alternate captain for the previous four seasons.
Fisher has also been the Predators nominee for the King Clancy Award in four of the last five seasons. That award has been given to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice. They’ve also made contributions in the community.
In 2012, Fisher became the franchise’s second-ever NHL Award winner when he received the NHL Foundation Award recognizing a player who applies the core values of hockey to enrich the community.
“It will be really special to wear the ‘C’,” Fisher said. “There’s no question it’s an honor, and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to wear it for a great organization, great people and a great team. I believe they’ve given it to me for a reason, and I want to continue to do what I’ve always done, but more because I want to help this team win a Stanley Cup.”
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