Mike Fisher is the husband of Carrie Underwood. He retired from professional hockey to spend more time with his wife and child.
Who is Mike Fisher?
You probably listen to Carrie Underwood’s songs while patrolling your ranch or doing laundry at home. The country singer is married to the former NHL player, Mike Fisher. Not all people watch hockey and so not everyone knows Mike Fisher well, except that Fisher is the husband of Carrie Underwood. Mike Fisher is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who played in almost 1,100 games. Before Mike Fisher was a famous ice hockey icon, he was playing for Peterborough Minor Hockey Association (OMHA). Fisher, aged 38, began playing when he was a kid. Underwood’s husband, Fisher, was born in Ontario. His father is Jim Fisher and his mother, Karen Fisher. Fisher has three siblings and one of them, Gregory Fisher, is also a hockey player and is the goalkeeper of Quinnipiac University. Because of his love for hockey, Fisher was the 44th overall pick in 1998’s NHL Entry Draft for the Ottawa Senators where he was drafted for the second round. Fisher rose in the ranks and was popular for his offensive ability. In the fourth season, Fisher scored 18 goals and made 20 assists.
A Brief Story of Underwood
If you just heard a song and learned that Carrie Underwood sang it but didn’t bother to know her history, you need to know that just like most artists, Underwood started from the bottom. The country music singer was crowned the winner of “American Idol” season four in 2005. From there, she became famous and had many singles such as “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” and “Before He Cheats” which are in her debut album, “Some Hearts.” The album was one of the best-selling ones in country music history. Underwood went ahead to bag three Grammys for the album, one of them being Best New Artist.
Fisher and Carrie Underwood: How They Met
Fisher met Carrie Underwood in one of her concerts in 2008. After one year of dating, Fisher proposed to Underwood, and in 2010, Fisher became Underwood’s husband officially in a colorful wedding ceremony in a Georgia Ritz-Carlton Lodge. In 2014, there were speculations that Underwood and her husband Fisher were about to welcome their first baby. The couple welcomed the baby, Isaiah Michael Fisher, in 2015. Isaiah Fisher is currently at the age of two years. Underwood spoke about her husband, Fisher, saying that he was very supportive. He used to encourage her not to be nervous about anything but to just take a deep breath and pray. Fisher is also very romantic. According to his wife, he kisses her often giving her a calming effect.
Mike Fisher’s Resignation
After playing for 17 NHL seasons, Mike Fisher resigned. Fisher played for Ottawa Senators for 11 seasons and for Nashville Predators, which he captained, for six seasons. Fisher hung up the skates and wrote a letter stating his gratitude for the support he had received when playing for the teams and NHL as a whole. The letter was published in The Tennessean newspaper in August 2017 and also got uploaded on the club’s website. Fisher had played professional hockey for almost twenty years but he still looked energetic and full of energy when he retired saying that he wanted to spend more time with his wife and child as well as help his wife take care of her home whenever she had concerts to perform at. In the letter, Fisher wrote that he had a lot of fun doing the only job he had for most of his life. Fisher added that creating entertainment for people to see and be joyful was a wonderful opportunity for him and stated that he would miss his teammates from Nashville Predators, the coaches, and the game. Fisher revealed that it was hard for him to make the decision but was aware that he was making the right decision for his family.
Underwood and her Husband Recognize God in Their Lives
Fisher and Underwood are staunch Christians, and after his resignation, Fisher also revealed that he was praying for peace and God’s favor for his life after leaving NHL. The peace that would make him feel that walking away was not a wrong decision but a right one for the sake of his parents. Fisher further said that he didn’t make the decision all at once as it took him some time to think about it. But at the end, Fisher became certain that it was right for him and believed that it was God who gave him the ability to play hockey well, and there were a lot of people who helped Fisher while he was in NHL. Therefore he had to consult them and ask God if it was right for him to say goodbye. Following the announcement, Underwood posted on Instagram that she would miss watching her husband, Fisher, play for the Nashville Predators and captioned her husband celebrating with his teammates after scoring. She further wrote that she was waiting to see what God had planned for Fisher and his family. Underwood also said in the post that she and her son were proud of Fisher and were excited that he would spend more time with them.
Mike Fisher is estimated to have a net worth of $30 million which part of it is from his NHL earnings. Carrie Underwood is wealthier than her husband, Fisher, with a net worth of $85 million. Her net worth is mainly from her album sales, performances, tours, and endorsements.
Mike Fisher is a good man. Not many guys would leave their jobs to support their families due to internal fears that they would be unable to take care of the bills. However, Fisher has a considerable net worth and with his wife’s assistance, he doesn’t have to worry.