Mike Fisher: I Want to Be ‘the Best Dad’ I Can Be

02/12/2015 at 02:00 PM ET

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It’s a good time to be Mike Fisher.

The hockey star has scored more points per game this season than ever before, his team, the Nashville Predators, holds the NHL’s best record and — best of all — he’s about to become a dad.

“I think it’s going to be awesome,” Fisher tells The Tennessean¬†of having his first child — a son — with wife Carrie Underwood.

“I’ve always tried to balance things out in life. I think that’s important, and obviously kids are going to add a different dynamic that I can’t wait for.”

Underwood, who’s keeping her due month¬†under wraps, but did skip the Grammys because she’s too far along, is “having a good pregnancy,” Fisher told the paper. “Everything has been going great so we’re blessed that way and praying everything will go well for the next little bit.”

The 34-year-old Canadian native, who’s played for Nashville since 2011, says he’s already logged in practice time with his own nieces and nephews, as well as with kids of friends like teammate Matt Cullen, who has three sons.

“There’s plenty of three-on-one wrestling when he’s over at the house,” Cullen tells The Tennessean. “The boys love him.”

Fisher says he and Underwood, 31, who married in 2010, “both love kids, so it’s something we’re really looking forward to. I’m just thinking about wanting to be the best dad I can be.”

— Eileen Finan

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Marie on

I was worried about a sweet girl like that marrying an athlete. But he seems like a good guy. Best of luck to these new parents.

pat on

Carrie Underwood knows she got lucky when she met Mike. No fun and games with the young girls with this guy. Of course Carrie is a great person. She has always been the favorite female country star since her idol days. People have nothing but the upmost respect for this couple!!! They will make great parents!