Originally written on Section 303  |  Last updated 8/20/12
Last week, The Fourth Period reported that the Nashville Predators and Mike Fisher were “close” on a contract extension.Today, in dramatic fashion, Fisher signed said extension in front of thousands of fans at the 2012 Skate of the Union event at Bridgestone Arena.The Peterborough, Ontario, native has one year remaining on his current deal. Despite his cap hit of $4.2 million, he’ll be paid just $3 million in 2012-13. Quite a bargain for one of the club’s leaders. His new contract will keep him at the $4.2 million cap hit as it’s a two-year deal worth $8.4 million.Fisher was third on the team in scoring last year with 51 points, battled back-and-forth during the month of March with Patric Hornqvist for the team lead in goals, came just three points shy of a new career high and is considered one of the leaders both on and off the ice. Since coming over in a trade from the Ottawa Senators in February 2011, he has 63 points in 99 games.Fisher is the most recent in a long line of Predat...
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