Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher

In a recent AMBAR interview, serial entrepreneur Mike Fisher shares his thoughts on the benefits of taking a loss, leveraging legacy business partners, and starting a company from scratch. In this interview, Fisher shares not only his personal experience, but the steps he took to create success.


Michael Andrew Fisher (born June 5, 1980) is a Canadian-American former professional ice hockey centre who played for the Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Senators in the second round, 44th overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. (Source: en.wikipedia.org After putting up 49 points in 66 games in his first year with the Wolves, Fisher was drafted in the second round, 44th overall, by the Ottawa Senators in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. Returning to the OHL for one more season, Fisher recorded 106 points, fifth overall in league scoring. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

Fisher debuted with the Senators in 1999–2000 and recorded 9 points in an injury-shortened 32-game rookie season. He became known for his aggressive style of play and began to also show his penchant for offensive production as he improved to 18 goals and 38 points in his fourth season in 2002–03. (Source: en.wikipedia.org During the lock-out year of 2004–05, Fisher played overseas for EV Zug in the Swiss Nationalliga A. As NHL play resumed the next season, in 2005–06, Fisher emerged with 22 goals and 44 points, providing valuable secondary scoring for the Spezza-Heatley-Alfredsson line. He helped the Senators to a first seed in the Eastern Conference going into the playoffs, but they were defeated by the fourth-seeded division rivals Buffalo Sabres in five games in the second round. With a career-high plus-minus (+/-) rating of +23 in the regular season, Fisher was nominated for the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward. He finished as second runner-up behind Jere Lehtinen of the Dallas Stars and trophy-winner Rod Brind'Amour, captain of the Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

The following season, Fisher duplicated his previous campaign's goals total with 22 and improved to a personal best 26 assists and 48 points. He was kept to 68 games due to a left knee injury, sustained on December 27, 2006, against the New York Islanders, (Source: en.wikipedia.org

He went on to set a career-high 23 goals that season. However, Fisher was forced to miss the playoffs, injuring his left knee in a knee-on-knee hit from Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mark Bell in the final game of the regular season. (Source:With one year left on his contract headin

A month and a half into the 2008–09 season, Fisher suffered another knee injury, straining a ligament in his right knee against the New York Islanders on November 17, 2008. (Source:Fisher with the Ottawa Senators, November 2009. (Source: en.wikipedia.org) en.wikipedia.org)

g into the 2007–08 season, Fisher re-signed with the Senators to a five-year, $21 million contract extension. (Source: en.wikipedia.org) en.wikipedia.org

The Predators won their first round playoff but ultimately lost their second round series, to the Vancouver Canucks, meaning the Senators received a third-round pick. According to Fisher, although there were many trade deals for him, Ottawa GM Bryan Murray and Ottawa owner Eugene Melnyk had chosen to accept Nashville's offer so that Fisher could be closer to his wife, country singer Carrie Underwood. (Source: en.wikipedia.org Fisher played his first game with the Predators on February 12, 2011, and scored an assist in a 5–3 win over the Colorado Avalanche. He scored his first goal as a Predator five days later, on February 17, against the Vancouver Canucks. (Source:en.wikipedia.org eFisher was the winner of the 2012 NHL Foundation Player Award, awarded to the NHL player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the lives of people in his community. (Source:n.wikipedia.org enOn September 7, 2016, Fisher was named the sixth captain of the Predators after previous captain Shea Weber was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for defenceman P. K. Subban. He led the Predators to the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals eventually losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games. On August 3, 2017, Fisher announced his retirement from the NHL via a letter addressed to Predators fans in that day's edition of The Tennessean, (Source:.wikipedia.org en.On January 31, 2018, Fisher announced that he intended to end his retirement to help the Predators make another Stanley Cup run. Fisher said that he would practice with the Predators and eventually sign a contract before the trade deadline of February 26, 2018. (Source:wikipedia.org en.w"Sens lock up Mike Fisher". Ottawa Citizen. September 17, 2007. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved November 19, 2008. (Source:ikipedia.org) en.wRexrode, Joe (August 3, 2017). "What Mike Fisher's retirement means to the Predators". Retrieved August 3, 2017. (Source:ikipedia.org en.wi"Slumping Senators lose Fisher, Neil to injuries". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. November 19, 2008. Retrieved November 19, 2008. (Source:kipedia.org en.wik"'I just wanted you to be with your wife': Fisher reveals heartwarming story of trade". Ottawa Citizen. December 15, 2016. Retrieved December 15, 2016. (Source:ipedia.org en.wiki^ Fisher wins NHL Foundation Award http://www.mikefisher.ca/latest/ (Source:pedia.org en.wikip"Predators sign center Fisher to two-year contract". National Hockey League. June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015. (Source:edia.org ca.sports.yahoo.com ca.sports.yahoo.com ca.sports.yahoo.com www.nhl.com www.nhl.com www.nhl.com) www.nhl.com www.nhl.com www.nhl.com))))))))))))))))))The interview was widely scrutinized and Rodgers was soundly roasted for his dangerous and incorrect beliefs about COVID-19. However, the mockery wasn’t unanimous in the sports world as former Ottawa Senators forward and Nashville Predators captain Mike Fisher presented an impassioned defense of Rodgers’ views on his Instagram pagFisher — who, outside of select parts of Canada is best known as the husband of country music superstar Carrie Underwood — wrote that the NHL and NFL are “ignoring the science” and believes that vaccine requirements are about demanding control over people’s lives — as opposed to the actual global scientific consensus that vaccines are the only effective way to reach an end to the pandemic. (Source:It’s not as if Aaron Rodgers and Mike Fisher are the first people who come to mind when you’d want to make an informed scientific decision, but if these guys want to declare their objection to the vaccine that it’s about having control over their lives, then I’ll certainly invoke my right to roast the living hell out of them — particularly Rodgers, as he still very much exists in the public eye as opposed to his newfound pal. (Source:e on SunSelected by the Ottawa Senators in the second round (No. 44) of the 1998 NHL Draft, Fisher made his NHL debut with the Senators on Oct. 2, 1999, against the Philadelphia Flyers. He got his first NHL points with two assists Oct. 21, 1999, against the Colorado Avalanche and scored his first League goal Oct. 31, 1999, against goaltender Damian Rhodes and the Atlanta Thrashers. (Source:day. (Source:Selected by the Ottawa Senators in the second round (No. 44) of the 1998 NHL Draft, Fisher made his NHL debut with the Senators on Oct. 2, 1999, against the Philadelphia Flyers. He got his first NHL points with two assists Oct. 21, 1999, against the Colorado Avalanche and scored his first League goal Oct. 31, 1999, against goaltender Damian Rhodes and the AFisher scored 22 goals in 2005-06 and was a finalist for the Selke Trophy, awarded to the NHL's best defensive forward. He had five goals and 10 points in the 2007 playoffs and helped Ottawa advance to the Stanley Cup Final, finishing second in the postseason with 73 hits. (Source:tlanta Thrashers. (Source:had 18 goals in 2002-03 and scored the winner in Game 5 of the second round against the Philadelphia Flyers as Ottawa clinched the series. Fisher's lone playoff goal in 2003-04 was an overtime winner in Game 6 of the first round against Toronto. (Source:Fisher, who scored his 100th NHL goal Dec. 12, 2007 against the Carolina Hurricanes, led the Senators with 25 goals in 2009-10. He was tied for the team lead with 14 goals in 2010-11 when the Senators traded him to the Nashville Predators Feb. 10, 2011, for a 2001 first-round draft pick and a 2012 third-round draft pick. Nashville went 15-8-4 after acquiring Fisher, who led NHL forwards with 89 blocked shan alternate captain in 2012-13, Fisher had an eight-game point streak from March 14-28, 2013 and scored his 200th NHL goal Feb. 25, 2013, against the Dallas Stars. (Source:ots. (Source:On February 10, 2011, Fisher was traded to the Nashville Predators in exchange for the Predators' 2011 first round draft pick (Stefan Noesen) and a conditional pick in 2012 (Jarrod Maidens). The condition was that should the Predators win a playoff series, the Senators would receive a third-round pick, and a second round pick if the Predators won two or more playoff series. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

forcing him to sit out four weeks. In the playoffs, Fisher helped the Senators to the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals, where they fell short to the Anaheim Ducks in five games. Fisher posted career playoff highs with 5 goals, 5 assists and 10 points in 20 games. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))


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