2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile #15: Colton Sissons

Colton Sissons - image courtesy of Kelowna Rockets/WHL

Colton Sissons

Position: Right Wing
Team: Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
Age: 18
Date of Birth: November 5th, 1993
Place of Birth: North Vancouver, BC
Ht: 6'1" Wt: 190
Shoots: Right

2011-2012 Regular Season Stats:

GP G A PTS +/- PIM
58 26 15 41 -13 62

2011-2012 WHL Playoff Stats:

GP G A PTS +/- PIM
4 1 1 2 -7 2

Colton Sissons is one of those guys who is listed as a winger, but may be able to transition to the center position given time. He finished the year as Central Scouting's 14th-ranked North American skater. He has shown the ability to score consistently, and has a good frame on which to add size. In addition, his leadership quotient is very high, as he was named Captain of his CHL top prospects game squad. That said, there are certainly some issues with his game, as well. The fact that he was a combined -20 in 62 games through the regular season and playoffs is definitely an eyebrow raiser. He will need to work on his defensive effort, as well as his ability/willingness to get teammates involved, especially if he were to move over to the center position.

Scouting Report:

With good size and a lethal shot, Sissons undoubtedly projects on the high end as a top-6 winger in the NHL. His game is not without question marks, though – as he currently has a team-worst -15 rating. Sissons could also benefit from using his teammates better as evidenced by his low assist totals, however has certainly shown a knack for being a hard worker on the ice. Sissons was recently named captain of his team for the upcoming CHL top prospects game, which proves his ability to lead by example on the ice.

The Scouting Report


Why he'd be a good fit in Columbus:

Well, he has the potential to score goals, which is something the Columbus offense could certainly use right now. However, that addition might come at some cost, considering Sissons isn't known as the most responsible two-way guy. However, if the Jackets were pushing to go to a more risk-taking offensive style, Sissons could fit into the long-term top-six plans for such a system. As it is, he'll need some seasoning before being counted on to contribute at the NHL level.

Ceci in Action:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Cannon

You must be a member of The Cannon to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Cannon. You should read them.

Join The Cannon

You must be a member of The Cannon to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Cannon. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker