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Predators sign Mike Fisher to two-year, $8.4M extension

2012 NHL Awards - Red Carpet

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 20: Mike Fisher of the Nasville Predators signs autographs as he arrives before the 2012 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at the Wynn Las Vegas on June 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

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Jeremy K. Gover reports that Mike Fisher signed a two-year, $8.4 million contract extension during the Nashville Predators’ pun-tastic “Skate of the Union” convention.

Fisher is in the final year of a contract with an annual cap hit of $4.2 million, so apparently that’s the magic number for Mr. Carrie Underwood (or a very good two-way center, if you want to be fair).

Gover also points out that Fisher’s salary next season is $3 million, quite a bit less than his cap hit. That’s certainly relevant since Shea Weber’s signing bonus towers over the team’s finances.

(Not to mention Pekka Rinne’s raise.)

Gover captures Fisher’s impact since the Predators acquired him via a trade in 2010-11:

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.