Country music superstar Carrie Underwood‘s husband Mike Fisher is stepping away for good after playing nearly two decades in the NHL. The 37-year-old Nashville Predators center shared his decision earlier this month after his team was knocked out of the playoffs by the Winnipeg Jets in Game 7. Fisher was forced to sit out that fateful game due to a knee injury.
“I’m so grateful for the last 18 years. It’s hard to believe how fast the time goes. I got the chance to play and work with so many incredible people along the way. God taught me some incredible life lessons through the game of hockey over the years and without the gift He gave me none of this would have been possible. Thanks to the @predsnhl and @senators for all the amazing memories! Lastly thanks to my friends and family for supporting me over the years. It’s been a blast!! #romans1212,” Mike shared via Instagram along with a series of photos showing off some career highlights.
As of right now, Fisher plans to focus on spending more time with 3-year-old son, Isaiah, and Carrie. The athlete also admitted that he would also welcome a possible front-office role with the Predators in the future. For now, Mike can enjoy more family time and his hobbies— such as turkey calling. Apparently, he’s working on passing that passion on to his son. Watch the little guy ‘talk’ to some turkeys below.
We’re not kidding when we say Mike is really into it…
He even does it while driving around with his wife.
While Mike settles into retirement and heals from his injury, Carrie’s career is kicking back up. The artist’s upcoming album, Cry Pretty, is due out on September 14th. The highly-anticipated project is her first studio album through her new record label, Capitol Records Nashville. Currently, CMA Fest and WE Fest are the only dates on the star’s 2018 live performance schedule. Carrie has also hinted that a tour announcement will be coming down the road, but the details are still being worked out.
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