With Pick 2: Colton Sissions
Sissions is an “honest” two-way player, very much a “Preds-type” of player in the mold of a Mike Fisher. During scouting meetings earlier this week, one Preds scout flatly said there would be several high-fives in the team suite after the draft if Sissions fell to Nashville in the second round.
Sissons got off to a great start in 2011-12, scoring 20 goals in Kelowna’s first 35 games and earning captain honors for Team Orr at the Top Prospects Game, but his production was slowed by a concussion after the Prospects Game. Still, his leadership (wore the “C” for Kelowna last season), work ethic, and overall hockey awareness project well at the pro level.
Quick Facts: Was a teammate of 2011 No. 1 overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with the Vancouver Northwest Giants in 2008-09 … Is a self-proclaimed “fantastic cook” … was ranked as the No. 14 North American skater in Central Scouting’s final rankings