After 17 seasons in the NHL with the Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators, Mike Fisher has decided to call it a career.
Fisher made the announcement via The Tennessean on Thursday morning.
Here’s an excerpt from Fisher’s post:
This is the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make, but I know I’ve made the right one. I’ve decided to retire from the NHL.
I kept praying for peace about the next step in my life. A peace that said this is God’s will for your future. A peace that said whether or not this was the right time to walk away.
I don’t believe it came in a single instance or some aha moment, but as time passed, I gradually became certain that it was right for me to retire. I believe God gave me the ability to play hockey, and I was helped by dozens of individuals along the way, so it’s not just up to me on when it’s time to say goodbye.
The 37-year-old was drafted by the Sens in the second round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He spent 11 years in Ottawa and accumulated 348 points in 675 games.
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SOURCE; NBC Sports, Joey Alfieri