Minnesota’s 2006 Mr. Hockey should be the first Minnesota high school player selected in this year’s draft. Fischer has consistently been one of the top prospects for his age and earning a spot on the Minnesota Select 16 and 17 teams in 2004 and 2005. Fischer is a three-time All-Conference Selection, and was named to the AP All-State team in 2006. Fischer attended the USA Junior Team Evaluation Camp in August 2006.
2006-07: This was the D-man’s first season with the University of Minnesota (WCHA). Appearing in all 42 games as a rookie, he netted five assists on the season. He skated with R.J. Anderson and Brian Schack for most of his freshman campaign. Besides being a part of the WCHA Champion team this season, he also competed at the 2007 US National Jr. Evaluation Camp.
2007-08: Fischer’s sophomore season with U of M (WCHA) was his best to date: two goals and 14 points (third among team D-men) through 45 games. He appeared in every match, often skating alongside Derek Peltier.
2008-09: This was the defenseman’s third season with the University of Minnesota (WCHA). Despite a leg injury, he still netted a pair of goals and 13 points through 31 games. His plus-8 rating led the D-men, and even partner Aaron Ness had less an impact as Fischer did. He made the All-WCHA Academic Team.
The tall defenseman skates strongly with a wide base. He does not rush the puck up the ice often, but he can hit the breakout pass and rarely makes a mental mistake. Fischer often stepped up to a position on the half-board for power plays and did not seem out of place fore checking and handling the puck as a forward. Fischer's strength is that he plays a steady game and makes the players around him better.