Carrie Underwood was brought to tears by an article penned by her husband, Mike Fisher, on The Players’ Tribune, an online entity that provides first-person accounts from athletes.
Mike, who plays center and is the captain for the NHL’s Nashville Predators, crafted a story about being traded from the Ottawa Senators to the Predators in 2011 and the whirlwind experiences that followed, including being able to spend more time with his newlywed wife, the growing hockey culture in Nashville and being named captain of the team in 2016. Check out the excerpt below from Mike, and give the article a read—it is definitely worth it.
I knew I was incredibly blessed to be going to Nashville. When I was packing up my stuff to go to the airport, I got a call from Eugene Melnyk, the owner of the Senators. He thanked me for my time in Ottawa, and then he said something I will never, never forget.
He said, “You know Fish, I just wanted you to be with your wife.”
When trade talks had heated up, a few teams had been interested in me, but Eugene and Bryan [Murray, GM] agreed to make sure that my destination would be Nashville. They could have traded me anywhere, but they were genuinely looking out for me and my family. That’s what makes hockey such a special sport, even at the NHL level. Yes, it’s a business, but the amount of good human beings I’ve run across in this sport is just incredible.
The article was enough to bring Carrie to tears, according to her Twitter post.
This is amazing. Made me cry… https://t.co/4vpkJQh3D4
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) December 12, 2016
photo via Carrie Underwood’s Instagram