The Nashville Predators have signed Milwaukee Admirals captain Colton Sissions to a new three-year contract. Sissions’ deal is similar to the one signed by Austin Watson this past off-season as it starts as a two-way deal for one season, $575,000 (NHL) and $100,000 (AHL), before turning into a one-way NHL contract for the following two seasons for $650,000.
Press Release via Nashville Predators:
Nashville, Tenn. (February 22, 2016) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed forward Colton Sissons to a three-year, $1.875 million contract. He will make $575,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 at the AHL level in 2016-17, and $650,000 in both 2017-18 and 2018-19.
Sissons, 22 (11/5/93), has appeared in 19 games for the Predators in 2015-16, notching a pair of points (1g-1a) and a 59 percent success rate in the face-off circle, best among all NHLers taking at least 100 draws. He has also served as the youngest captain in Milwaukee Admirals history this season, amassing 16 points (6g-10a) in 33 games. Now in his third professional season, the North Vancouver, B.C., native has six points (2g-4a) in 36 career NHL games, and 102 points (56g-46a) in 171 AHL contests. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound center ranked among the Top 20 AHLers in goals in both 2013-14 (25) and 2014-15 (25), becoming the first player in the Admirals AHL history to start his career with back-to-back 25-goal seasons. He was one of three rookies to be named to the 2014 AHL All-Star Team that took on Farjestads BK in the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic.
Nashville’s second choice, 50th overall (second round), in the 2012 Entry Draft amassed 149 points (71g-78a) in 182 games during a three-season junior career with the Western Hockey League’s Kelowna Rockets from 2010-13, serving as team captain for his final two seasons. He is on Twitter @Colton_es15.
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