It didn’t take long for Colton Sissons to ascend to where he is today. Even when you view the step-by-step path that he had in his 176 game career with the Milwaukee Admirals in the AHL it wasn’t that surprising to see he had the qualities to make him a success for the Nashville Predators.
Sissons was part of a 2010 NHL Draft Class by the Predators that saw him selected in the second round behind Pontus Åberg. Sissons would get a year leap on the Swede by playing pro hockey with the Admirals but the two would face-off against one another in the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic that pitted Sissons on the AHL All-Stars against Åberg as a member of Färjestad BK. Sissons’ side would win 7-2 that night.
The following season Sissons at the age of 20 was voted by the Admirals locker room to be an alternate captain. The very next season he would be voted by the Admirals locker room to be the team captain. His leadership qualities were made that apparent by how mature he was from the moment he arrived after a junior playing career with the Kelowna Rockets.
As the 2016-17 season goes by it does so as the first season of Sissons professional playing career that he has not spent time in Milwaukee. That doesn’t detract from the way the Predators organization can make players in Sissons’ position feel comfortable. All he has to do is simply look around and he will find countless players he has directly played with at the AHL level as a member of the Admirals.
Cheers to the Nashville Predators and Colton Sissons for providing me the time to hear from our ol’ Milwaukee Admirals player all grown up! Expect plenty of these this week and feel free to leave suggestions in the comment section below.
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