The Ottawa Senators rebuild is in full swing as Mike Fisher is on his way to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Nashville’s first-round pick in the 2011 Entry Draft and a conditional pick in the 2012 Draft. Nashville are happy and stated that they are getting a top 6 forward and a player who plays playoff style hockey all year long.
The conditions of the 2012 draft pick are as follows. The Senators will receive Nashville’s third rounder if the Preds win one playoff round. That pick would then turn into a second-round pick in 2012 if the team wins two-or more rounds. The 30-year old Fisher has struggled this season with just 14 goals and 10 assists in 55 games but remains a strong two-way threat with great penalty killing abilities.
Fisher has spent all 10 of his NHL seasons in the Nation’s capital and helped lead the Sens to the Stanley Cup final in 2007. Originally a second round pick, 44th overall by the Senators in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Fisher has 166 goals and 178 assists in 667 career games. The Peterborough, Ontario native is married to country music superstar Carrie Underwood so the move to the ‘Music City’ should fit well with their lifestyle.