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Fischer Bringing Upbeat, Positive Approach to Red Wings

Fischer believes any day you get to play hockey is a good day



Christian Fischer, Red Wings
New Red Wings player Christian Fischer embraces the opportunity to play in the NHL with a fervor.

Asked to proffer a scouting report on his Detroit Red Wings teammate Christian Fischer, defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere’s answer provided a window in Fischer’s personality more than his hockey skills.

“You guys are gonna love him,” Gostisbehere proclaimed. “He’s a good media guy, I’ll tell you that. Great guy.”

Fischer himself describes his game as that of the traditional power forward. At 6-foot-2 and 212 pounds, he brings the requisite size to fill that bill.

“I know I have potential to score a lot of goals in this league,” Fischer said. “Obviously if you’re not playing power play or top-six minutes you’re not scoring 30 goals. I think I’m more confident to be around the 15-goal mark most every year.”

At the time, there’s another element that Fischer is capable of bringing to the Detroit lineup, one that might not be easily recognized from the outside. He’s a positive influencer, someone who embraces all the joy that life delivers each day. When a team is in a downturn, it’s guys like that will be keeping the club from wallowing in its struggles.

Fischer Believes Every Day Is A Great Day For Hockey

“It’s just who I am,” Fischer said. “I’m a very outgoing personality. I love chatting with whoever.

His love for people is equaled by Fischer’s passion for the game.

“I think we’re beyond blessed to play this game,” Fischer said. To play in this league and do it for a living is incredible. Every day that we’re showing up to the rink should be a pretty damn good day, regardless of the situation.

“I love having fun. You’ll always see me with a smile on my face. It’s always a good day when you wake up. I love being around the boys. Obviously hockey itself, I think the team aspect is different than any other sport.”

He brought that attitude for seven seasons with the Arizona Coyotes and intends to keep the smile glowing with the Red Wings.

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“I don’t know too many of the boys on Detroit but can’t wait to meet them,” Fischer said. “I’m just gonna be myself. I love showing up and working with the boys.

“It’s so damn fun to be out there battling with them and getting two points. That’s why we play hockey.”