Nashville Predators captain Mike Fisher of Peterborough, Ontario announced his retirement from hockey on Thursday at the age of 37. But has the man who is best known for marrying country music star Carrie Underwood officially retired or is there a possibility that he has one year left in him but will not be playing in the National Hockey League?
It is extremely unlikely, but a minute possibility that Fisher could play one more season of professional hockey. If he decides not to play in the NHL and play elsewhere, he would get a phone call from Hockey Canada with the hopes that he would suit up for the Canadian national men's hockey team at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
Fisher has represented Canada twice before at the World Hockey Championship--in 2005 and 2009. In 2005, Fisher had one assist in nine games as Canada won the silver medal behind the Czech Republic in Vienna, Austria. In 2009, Fisher had two goals and three assists for five points as Canada won the silver medal again behind Russia in Berne, Switzerland.
This past season, Fisher had 18 goals and 24 assists for 42 points in 72 games captaining Nashville. He finishes his NHL career playing 1088 regular season games with the Predators and Ottawa Senators and recording 276 goals and 309 assists for 585 points.