Press Release via Nashville Predators:
Nashville, Tenn. (November 10, 2015) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has recalled forward Colton Sissons from Milwaukee (AHL) and placed goaltender Carter Hutton on Injured Reserve.
Sissons, 22 (11/5/93), leads the Milwaukee Admirals in points and assists (2g-5a-7pts) through 10 games this season, and has recorded points in six of his last seven outings. Named team captain for 2015-16, the North Vancouver, B.C., native appeared in all 76 of Milwaukee’s games in 2014-15, ranking second on the team in goals (25) and third in points (42), becoming the first Admirals player in the team’s AHL history to record back-to-back 25-goal seasons to start his career. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder has suited up for 17 career NHL games – all with Nashville during the 2013-14 season – recording four points (1g-3a).
Nashville’s second choice, 50th overall (second round), in the 2012 Entry Draft, Sissons is on Twitter @Colton_es15.
The Nashville Predators play the Ottawa Senators tonight at 7 p.m. as they continue a five-game home stand (TV: Fox Sports Tennessee; Radio: 102.5 The Game). Tuesday’s game is a Nissan Tuesday where fans can purchase a pair of Upper Bowl tickets for $60, or a pair of Lower Bowl tickets for $120, and receive a free Gold car flag. Tickets to Tuesday’s contest – as well as the other three remaining games of the home stand against Toronto (Thursday), Winnipeg (Saturday) and Anaheim (Nov. 17) – are limited and available by visiting NashvillePredators.com or by calling 615-770-7800.
At the time of this announcement Sissons was leading the Admirals in scoring with 7 points (2 goals, 5 assists) in 10 games. He also saw a career best six-game point streak come to an end in the Admirals last outing against the Rockford IceHogs. This will be Sissons first look back up in the NHL since his professional debut season of 2013-14 when he managed to suit up for 17 games and total up 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists). He spent all of last season at the AHL level.
Eyes should now shift towards the Admirals ECHL affiliate the Cincinnati Cyclones. I would expect a recall of a forward, and quite possibly a lone defenseman to boot, to get moved up ahead of the Admirals morning game tomorrow.