After almost refusing her bassist Mark Childer's attempt to set her up with his friend, Ottawa Senators hockey player Mike Fisher, Carrie Underwood agreed. The pair met at a backstage meet-and-greet following one of her concerts. Underwood and Fisher's encounter proved successful — particularly when it came to physical attraction. "Hot, hot, hot," the singer recalled of her first impression of the Canada native.

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Congrats, Mr. Underwood!

Perri Ormont Blumberg
January 31, 2018

What are those chants you hear wafting through Music City? Oh, just the sound of ecstatic fans welcoming Mike Fisher back to the Nashville Predators.

After announcing his retirement from the National Hockey League this past summer, everybody's favorite former Preds captain is, well, unretiring. The NHL released an official statement earlier today sharing Fisher's return, and wife Carrie Underwood took to Twitter shortly therafter to share her excitement.

During his mini retirement, Fisher enjoyed time with his son Isaiah and working on business pursuits, The Tennessean reports. While he's not under contract yet, the 37-year-old athlete plans to sign one before the NHL's trade deadline on February 26th.

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We don't know about y'all but we're excited to watch Fisher back in his skates with the Preds and eager to see where his career goes after some quality downtime with the family.