Carrie Underwood's husband, Mike Fisher, gets candid on family and 'life-changing' trade to Nashville


Mike Fisher is opening up about family.

The NHL star penned a new blog for Derek Jeter's The Players' Tribune, getting candid about being traded from the Ottawa Senators to the Nashville Predators in 2011 and what it meant for his marriage to Carrie Underwood.

Fisher describes being "crushed" to get the news that he was being traded after more than a decade of playing for the Sens -- until he learned that the team owner had consciously chosen to send him to Nashville to be with Underwood. The couple had tied the knot less than one year earlier.

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"Talk about some life-changing words," he writes. "I could have been going to 28 other cities, but I was actually going to Nashville, where I could finally be with my wife full-time."

The pair's newlywed year was spent splitting time between Ottawa and Nashville. "It wasn't easy," Fisher adds. "I knew I was incredibly blessed to be going to 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," he muses. "Yes, it's a business, but the amount of good human beings I've run across in this sport is just incredible."

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Today, Fisher serves as captain of the Predators and he hopes to share his love of hockey with his and Underwood's 2-year-old son, Isaiah.

"Being in a stable situation in Nashville allowed Carrie and I to start our own family," he says. "Our son, Isaiah, was born last February. He doesn't really understand what Daddy does yet, but if my good friend Matt Cullen's kids are any indication, he's going to be a huge hockey fan.

"Hopefully I can keep playing long enough for my son to watch me and really understand the game, and what it means for me to wear the C in Nashville," the 36-year-old continues. "I don't know, though. He's only 21 months old, so I'm going to have to figure out what kind of training regimen [Jaromír Jagr, 45] is on."

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Fisher concludes his post by sharing a personal anecdote from his parents.

"I didn't know this until later on, but a full two weeks before I was traded to Nashville, my mom and dad were talking in the kitchen one night, and like I said, [the team was] struggling. I wasn't having a good season, but my mom — always the voice of reason in our house — called it," he writes.

"'Well,' she said. 'Maybe this is the Lord's way of having Mike traded to Nashville so he can be with Carrie.'"

ET recently caught up with the "Dirty Laundry" singer herself, and she revealed that Fisher is already teaching the couple's son to skate! See what else she said about their family, above.

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NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 10: Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood attend the 2015 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: NHL player Mike Fisher (L) and singer Carrie Underwood attend the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 09: Mike Fisher, Carrie Underwood and Hayden Panettiere attend the 2010 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 9, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Singer Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher attend the 2012 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Professional Ice Hockey player Mike Fisher and singer Carrie Underwood arrive at the 2012 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: NHL hockey player Mike Fisher and Singer Carrie Underwood arrive at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for ABC)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 23: Mike Fisher and singer Carrie Underwood arrive at Fox's 'American Idol 2012' Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 30: Singer Carrie Underwood and professional hockey player Mike Fisher during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Salute To Icons Honoring Doug Morris held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 30, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
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