Underwood admits: NHLer's my man

AEDAN HELMER, Sun Media

, Last Updated: 12:57 PM ET

If there’s one thing Mike Fisher has proven over the last couple of months, it’s that he sure knows how to score.

The morning after potting a pair of goals — including the game winner — against the hated Toronto Maple Leafs, the Ottawa Senators star made a surprise appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

While Fisher didn’t physically appear on the talk show, Fisher’s girlfriend, country music sensation Carrie Underwood, DeGeneres and more than a few of the ladies in the studio audience gushed over a picture of Fisher that flashed across the TV monitors.

“He’s good looking, isn’t he?” said DeGeneres of the rugged Peterborough native.

“Yes he is,” said Underwood, trying in vain to conceal an ear-to-ear grin.

Underwood and Fisher have both played coy about their relationship status, but on Wednesday, Underwood was an open book.

She revealed the couple have been dating for close to a year, and that they were introduced by one of Underwood’s band members.

Fisher has previously said he first met Underwood when the American Idol star was in town in March 2008 for a performance at Scotiabank Place.

Underwood admitted she had a few reservations at first.

“That was actually one of the first things (I asked),” said Underwood, as DeGeneres cringed over hockey’s “violent” nature.

“Does he have his own teeth?” inquired Underwood. “ ‘No, but he has a good dentist,’ ” was the response.

When she found out Fisher made his home in Canada, Underwood gave our home and native land the big thumbs down, but quickly backtracked.

Nothing against Canada, said Underwood, “but that’s a long distance relationship.”

DeGeneres then probed further about the couple, asking about rumoured plans to move in together, and putting Underwood on the spot by popping the marriage question.

“Call me old fashioned, but he’s there, I’m here. We’re doing our thing,” said Underwood. “The next guy I move in with will be my hubby. I’m not saying it’s going to be him.”


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