Former Nashville Predator Mike Fisher has been named the recipient of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2018 Professional Athlete of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 52nd Annual Induction Banquet Presented by the Tennessee Titans, on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Omni-Nashville Hotel.
After 17 seasons Mike Fisher hung up his skates last year after tallying 276 goals and 309 assists in 1,088 career NHL games with the Predators and Ottawa Senators. In the 2016-17 season Fisher was named the Team Captain and had an amazing season. He amassed 18 goals and 24 assists while helping lead the Predators to the Western Conference title and the Stanley Cup Final.
In 2011 the Senators traded Fisher to the Nashville Predators. That year Nashville went 15-8-4, in the regular season and Fisher led the NHL forwards with 89 blocked shots. In the 2011-12 season Fisher scored 24 goals, including a team-high seven game-winners, and won 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. An alternate captain in the 2012-13 season, Fisher had an eight-game point streak from March 14-28, 2013 and scored his 200th NHL goal Feb. 25, 2013, against the Dallas Stars. He led the Predators in shooting percentage (17.1) in 2014-15, scoring 19 goals, and got his 500th NHL point Jan. 29, 2015, against the St. Louis Blues. He played his 1,000th NHL game March 3, 2016, against the New Jersey Devils.
The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, a 501c3, pays tribute to all those who have made an impact through sports in Tennessee. The Hall subscribes to the principle that sports serve society’s highest ideals by educating youth through sports. It promotes the virtues of competition, fair play, friendship, solidarity, mutual understanding and respect for human dignity. The best way to honor our sports legends is to pass this legacy down to future generations. The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame held its first induction banquet in 1966. The Hall is located inside the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Tickets and sponsor packages for the induction banquet weekend can be purchased by contacting Lynn Powell Toy at 615.202.3996 or [email protected]