Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Senators Land Big Fish
As the proud uncle of Mike Fisher, I was pleased that the Ottawa Senators signed him today to a new, three-year contract. CONGRATULATIONS, Little Fish from your uncle, Big Fish!
Here's the Senators' Press Release:
SENATORS RE-SIGN CENTRE MIKE FISHER
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators today announced they have re-signed centre Mike Fisher to a three-year contract.
In 2004-05, Fisher played with EV Zug of the Swiss National League, where he recorded nine goals and 18 assists for 27 points in 21 games. He later joined Team Canada for the 2005 world championships in Austria for his first national team experience. The Peterborough, Ont., native saw action in nine games in Austria, and collected one assist and four penalty minutes.
In 2003-04, Fisher was limited to 24 games with Ottawa due to a right elbow injury and subsequent surgery. He recorded four goals and six assists in the regular season and also recorded one goal — the overtime winner in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarter-final against Toronto.
Following the 2003-04 season, Fisher was nominated by the Professional Hockey Writers Association (Ottawa Chapter) for the 2003-04 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The award is presented annually to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
In 248 career games with Ottawa, Fisher has recorded 48 goals and 52 assists for 100 points. He recorded career highs with 18 goals, 20 assists, 38 points and 74 games played during the 2002-03 season.