Preds re-sign Sissons: three years, $1.87M

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On Monday, Nashville locked up 22-year-old center Colton Sissons for the foreseeable future, inking him to a three-year, $1.875 million extension, one that carries a $625,000 annual cap hit.

Sissions, the 50th overall pick in 2012, turned pro in ’13-14 and has spent the last three seasons between Nashville and the club’s AHL affiliate in Milwaukee.

With the Admirals, he’s had a fair bit of success, making an AHL All-Star team while serving as the youngest captain in Admirals history this season, scoring 16 points in 33 games.

Success at the NHL level has been more elusive, however.

Sissons — who was set to become a restricted free agent this summer — has only appeared in 19 games this year, scoring a goal and an assist. While he has shown some promise — as the Preds noted in their release, he has “a 59 percent success rate in the face-off circle, best among all NHLers taking at least 100 draws” — Sissons has yet to become a lineup regular.

Part of that, of course, is due to Nashville boasting the likes of Ryan Johansen, Mike Fisher, Mike Ribeiro, Calle Jarnkrok and Paul Gaustad down the middle.

Sissions’ deal was clearly made with an eye for the future. It’s a one-way deal for the final two years of the contract — which aligns itself with the fact that Gaustard is a pending UFA, while Ribeiro and Fisher are UFAs in 2018.

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