Nashville’s Mike Fisher skated in his 1,000th career NHL game Thursday, as the Predators took on New Jersey.
Drafted in the second round (44th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators, Fisher becomes the 303rd player to reach the milestone. He spent the first 11 years of his career in the Canadian capital before being traded to Nashville in 2011.
Fisher was moved in exchange for a first-round draft pick in 2011 (which became Stefan Noesen) and a conditional draft pick in 2012 (eventually this became a third round pick, Jarrod Maidens).
A former member of the Sudbury Wolves, Fisher has scored 253 goals and 536 points during his sixteen and a half seasons in the league to date. He has eight goals and 16 points in 54 games for the Predators this season.
The veteran forward signed a new two-year deal with the Predators in June, worth a total of $8.8 million and including a full no-trade clause.
Fisher registered two shots on goal and one hit in a little more than 14 minutes on the ice, as the Predators went down 5-4 in overtime after New Jersey’s Adam Henrique tied the game with just 40 seconds remaining, before adding the winner at 1:54 of the overtime.