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Fisher, Predators agree to two-year extension

Monday, 08.20.2012 / 8:01 PM / News

NHL.com

Mike Fisher signed a two-year contract extension Monday with the Nashville Predators, the team announced at its annual "Skate of the Union" town hall-style meeting.

The deal is for $8.4 million, or $4.2 million per season. Fisher would have been an unrestricted free agent after the 2012-13 campaign.

"The offseason was very busy and we were able to accomplish most of our goals," general manager David Poile said, according to The Tennesseean. "Signing Mike Fisher to a contract extension obviously is a big plus as we move forward to keeping our team intact."

Fisher, acquired from the Ottawa Senators before the 2011 trade deadline, had 24 goals and 51 points in his first full season with the Predators. He has 196 goals and 411 points in 774 career games.

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1