Predators Sign Forward Colton Sissons to Seven-Year Contract
Center Set Career Highs in Goals (15) and Points (30) During 2018-19 Seasonby Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com
Nashville, Tenn. (July 22, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced Tuesday that the team has signed forward Colton Sissons to a seven-year, $20 million contract through the 2025-26 season.
"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," 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."
Sissons, 25 (11/5/93), is coming off a 2018-19 campaign that saw him set career highs in goals (15) and points (30) in 75 games with the Predators. He accumulated double-digit goals and assists (15) for the first time in NHL career and added eight multi-point games, a career best. Sissons recorded a +20 plus-minus, tied for the sixth-highest by a forward in Predators history, and was second on the team in face-off percentage, winning 53.1 percent of his draws. Additionally, he appeared in all six of Nashville's Stanley Cup Playoff games and notched his second career hat trick on Nov. 7, 2018, at Colorado.
Originally drafted in the second round (50th overall) by the Predators in the 2012 NHL Draft, Sissons has tallied 77 points (37g-40a) in 265 career NHL games - all with Nashville - since making his League debut in 2014. He's increased his point total in each of his five NHL seasons while finishing in the Top 3 among Preds forwards in hits three times, including a team-best 109 last season. A veteran of 51 postseason contests, Sissons has posted nine goals and 19 points, including 12 (6g-6a) during Nashville's run to the 2017 Stanley Cup Final. Sissons' hat trick in Game 6 of the 2017 Western Conference Final against Anaheim helped send the Preds to the Stanley Cup Final, and his goal in Game 4 of the 2017 Western Conference First Round vs. Chicago stood as the series-clinching tally.
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Prior to joining the Predators full-time, Sissons served as the youngest captain in Milwaukee Admirals history in the 2015-16 season, his third with Nashville's AHL affiliate. He recorded 105 points (58g-47a) in 176 games with the Ads and was the first player in the team's AHL history to record back-to-back 25-goal seasons to start his career. The North Vancouver, B.C., native spent three seasons with the WHL's Kelowna Rockets from 2010-13, amassed 149 points (71g-78a) in 182 games and served as the team's captain for his final two campaigns.