Predators captain Fisher retires after 17 seasons in NHL

Published 8:31 a.m. ET Aug. 3, 2017 | Updated 9:21 a.m. ET Aug. 3, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher has announced his retirement, a move that means the defending Stanley Cup finalists must select a new captain.

The 37-year-old Fisher said in a letter to Predators fans that “this is the hardest decision that I’ve ever had to make, but I know I’ve made the right one.”

Fisher had 276 goals and 309 assists in 1,088 regular-season games during an NHL career that lasted 17 seasons. He had 23 goals and 28 assists in 13 career…

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