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Fisher reflects on 2005-06 season

Friday, 02.06.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Fisher reflects on 2005-06 season
"With the new coaching staff this year, I had more of a role and opportunity," Mike Fisher says.

by Todd Anderson

Ottawa Senators centre Mike Fisher has the perfect place to reflect on what he calls a breakthrough season in 2005-06. The seven-year veteran is excited to have the construction of his new waterfront home, located just north of his hometown of Peterborough, Ont., finished this weekend.

"Fishing, boating, I like all that kind of stuff," Fisher said on May 31 during a stop at Scotiabank Place before participating in former Senator Laurie Boschman's Hockey Ministries International golf tournament.

Outdoorsmen like Fisher will tell you the silence that falls over a dense bush, vast field, or flat lake provides the ideal setting for quiet contemplation. Sitting in a boat, in the middle of the lake this summer, Fisher will undoubtedly have plenty of fond memories to look back on from the past season. He set several personal highs, including 22 goals and assists and 44 points.

"With the new coaching staff this year, I had more of a role and opportunity," he says. "It wasn't until after everything was done that I realized I had a decent year. A lot of guys had decent years, and playing with good guys on a good team helps."

The Senators' 1998 second-round draft pick (44th overall) recently returned from a fishing tournament north of Pembroke, Ont., where he and a few friends netted quite a few trout over the four days. Fisher will be in a few more fishing and golf events this summer, as well as several other charity events, but there's one new event he'll be attending for the first time.

On June 22, he will be an honoured guest at the 2006 NHL Awards banquet in Vancouver as a nominee for the Frank J. Selke Trophy. The trophy is an annual award given to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game.

"It has been a goal of mine to achieve that the last few years," Fisher said of the nomination." It's really neat for me to be recognized as one of the top defensive forwards. It's a real honour."

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
3 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
4 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
5 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
6 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
7 TOR 62 25 32 5 170 189 55
8 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 60 15 32 3 47
B. Ryan 56 15 30 8 45
K. Turris 60 15 28 -4 43
M. Hoffman 57 23 16 23 39
M. Stone 58 15 24 11 39
M. Zibanejad 58 15 18 2 33
C. MacArthur 53 13 13 -10 26
M. Michalek 55 11 14 -1 25
D. Legwand 58 8 14 -3 22
A. Chiasson 54 9 12 -8 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 13 11 7 .927 2.37
R. Lehner 9 12 3 .905 3.02