30 Prospects in 30 Days: Colton Sissons


With only 16 days left until the first round of the NHL Draft in Pittsburgh, we will be breaking down a prospect each day until June 22nd. Today, we will take a closer look at center Colton Sissons.


Courtesy of NHL.com

Center Colton Sissons, Kelowna Rockets, 18 Years Old

Height: 6’1″, Weight:  189 pounds, Shoots: Right


NHL Central Scouting: 14th among North American skaters
TSN: Not ranked


2011-12 Stats: 58 games played, 26 goals, 15 assists, 41 points, 62 penalty minutes


More after the jump…


THE SCOOP: Since the 2012 NHL Draft class is very deep on the blueline, the forwards are extremely hard to project exactly where certain ones will be picked. Colton Sissons, an 18 year old Canadian forward, is a perfect example of that as he was not even ranked among the top 60 prospects by TSN despite being ranked the fourteenth best North American skater by NHL Central Scouting. Sissons notched 41 points (26 goals and 15 assists) in 58 games with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL this past season. Exactly half of his goals came with the man advantage on the power play. As the captain of the Rockets, Sissons showed his leadership skills with his four game-winning goals and all of the heart he puts into his game. His statistics will not blow you away, but Sissons is a great leader and can play well in many different scenarios. He has a good shot, a great hockey sense, and is very strong. Scouts believe that he can improve on his face-offs as well as his foot speed. One scout had this to say about Sissons: “He’s very strong at both ends of the rink, pays attention to detail defensively, a real good, solid, all-around two-way player … He’s a very good leader—a quality teams really look for.” He has been projected to be taken by the Pittsburgh Penguins in one mock draft. However, it is certainly possible that he could fall to the second round because of his competition. Regardless, Sissons will likely hear his name called at some point during the first two rounds and will try to develop into a leader on an NHL team just like he did with Kelowna.




Previously Seen in “30 Prospects in 30 Days”:

May 23, 2012: Olli Maatta
May 24, 2012: Sebastian Collberg
May 25, 2012: Brady Skjei
May 26, 2012: Andrei Vasilevski
May 27, 2012: Scott Laughton
May 28, 2012: Jacob Trouba
May 29, 2012: Tomas Hertl
May 30, 2012: Thomas Wilson
May 31, 2012: Mikhail Grigorenko
June 1, 2012: Derrick Pouliot
June 2, 2012: Radek Faksa
June 3, 2012: Zemgus Girgensons
June 4, 2012: Cody Ceci
June 5, 2012: Malcolm Subban