While the official announcement will be made tomorrow at 12:30PM by the organization, the news of who will become the seventh Captain of the Nashville Predators was released just moments ago.
In an exclusive reveal to The Tennessean’s Adam Vingan, the Predators have handed the ‘C’ to someone that comes as no surprise: veteran center Mike Fisher.
Traded to the Nashville Predators from the Ottawa Senators for a first round draft pick back in February of 2011, Fisher is on the verge of his sixth full season with the team. Though he has held assistant captain for both Ottawa and Nashville, Fisher has never – since being drafted in 1998 – held the status of captain… until now.
While Fisher’s future with the team remains questionable (retirement looms on the horizon), he is undoubtedly the most qualified for the role. He has held a leadership role throughout his tenure with the Predators and, while younger players – such as Josi and Neal – are starting to find their leadership styles, Fisher is still the man to look to when times get tough.
While I would’ve preferred waiting for the official word, it is still good to see Fisher will be seventh captain of the Nashville Predators.