Colton Sissons signed a seven-year, $20 million contract with the Nashville Predators on Tuesday. It has an average annual value of $2.86 million.
The 25-year-old forward, who was a restricted free agent, avoided a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for Friday.
"Colton will be an important part of our team for the next seven seasons, and we are happy he has made a long-term commitment to our organization and the city the Nashville," Predators general manager David Poile said. "He's a heart and soul player who is versatile and can fill many important roles on our team, including on the penalty kill and power play. His offensive production has increased each season, and he remains an integral part of our defensive structure down the middle of the ice. Colton is also an up-and-coming leader in our organization, which is something we value strongly."
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Sissons had 30 points (15 goals, 15 assists) in 75 games with the Predators last season and no points in six Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Selected by Nashville in the second round (No. 50) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Sissons has 77 points (37 goals, 40 assists) in 265 games for the Predators and 19 points (nine goals, 10 assists) in 51 playoff games.