Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Craig Fisher
Craig Fisher was a centre who spread his 12 career NHL games over four seasons with three different teams. He was a dangerous goal scorer in college and the minors and also found success in Europe later in career.

Born in Oshawa, Ontario, Fisher played junior B with the local Legionnaires in 1987-88 and was chosen 56th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in that summer's NHL Entry Draft. Rather than jump straight to the pros, he opted to attend the University of Miami of Ohio where he scored 108 points in two seasons.

After turning pro, Fisher played a couple of games for the Flyers in 1989-90 and 1990-91 but otherwise became a fine scorer in the AHL. He scored 43 goals for the Hershey Bears in 90-91 then joined the Edmonton Oilers via a trade. Fisher was a solid two-way forward for the AHL"s Cape Breton Oilers but never made it to the parent club. After a trade to the Winnipeg Jets, he returned to the NHL for four games in 1993-94.

Fisher signed with Chicago Black Hawks in 1994 and lit up their IHL farm team in Indianapolis with 53 goals. The next season he joined the Orlando Solar Bears and led the IHL with an astonishing 74 goals. Fisher played four games for the Florida Panthers in 1996-97 but continued to be a productive scorer in the minors. In 1997-98 he left for Germany to suit up for the Kolner Haie club.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1986-87 Oshawa Legionnaires ON-Jr.B 34 22 26 48 18
1987-88 Oshawa Legionnaires ON-Jr.B 36 42 34 76 48
1988-89 Miami University Redskins CCHA 37 22 20 42 37
1989-90 Miami University Redskins CCHA 39 37 29 66 38
1989-90 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1990-91 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1990-91 Hershey Bears AHL 77 43 36 79 46 7 5 3 8 2
1991-92 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 60 20 25 45 28 1 0 0 0 0
1992-93 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 75 32 29 61 74 1 0 0 0 2
1993-94 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 16 5 5 10 11
1993-94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 4 0 0 0 2 -1
1993-94 Moncton Hawks AHL 46 26 35 61 36 21 11 11 22 28
1994-95 Indianapolis Ice IHL 77 53 40 93 65
1995-96 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 82 74 56 130 81 14 10 7 17 6
1996-97 Utah Grizzlies IHL 15 6 7 13 4
1996-97 Florida Panthers NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -2
1996-97 Carolina Monarchs AHL 42 33 29 62 16
1997-98 Kolner Haie Germany 34 9 8 17 34
1997-98 Kolner Haie EuroHL 4 0 0 0 4
1998-99 Rochester Americans AHL 70 29 52 81 28 +15 20 9 11 20 10
1999-00 Rochester Americans AHL 17 15 8 23 8 +6
NHL Totals 12 0 0 0 2


CCHA First All-Star Team (1990)
IHL First All-Star Team (1996)
Traded to Edmonton by Philadelphia with Scott Mellanby and Craig Berube for Dave Brown, Corey Foster and Jari Kurri, May 30, 1991. Traded to Winnipeg by Edmonton for cash, December 9, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, June 9, 1994. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 29, 1996. Traded to Florida by NY Islanders for cash, December 7, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, August 31, 1998.
Missed remainder of 1999-2000 due to eventual career-ending concussion vs. Wilkes-Barre (AHL), November 12, 1999.
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