PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 23: Colton Sissons, 50th overall pick by the Nashville Predators, poses for a portrait during Day Two of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 23, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
With the 50th pick in the draft, this Preds have taken another forward, this time center Colton Sissons from the Kelowna Rockets. A scouting report on Sissons from WHL.ca:
A responsible two-way forward with a high level of compete, Sissons makes an impact at both ends of the rink for the Rockets. The 6'1", 189-lb center, who also plays right wing, has good skating ability and mobility, and plays a very strong defensive game. With good size and strength, Sissons excels at winning those grinding battles on the boards and in the corners, and can protect the puck well.
Yet, Sissons' game isn't all about defense. With a heavy and accurate shot, and solid hockey sense and vision, Sissons has the ability to create offense and put the puck in the net. As captain of the Rockets, he's also considered a tremendous leader on his team, always setting a good example with his tireless work ethic and compete level.
And here's a good profile from SB Nation's own Matchsticks and Gasoline
...Sissons moves at a fine level showing solid speed; he looks technically sound and projects to certainly skate with pros. However, despite being a good skater who can distribute the puck fine, it's hard to see him creating a whole lot of offense by himself. He isn't the most gifted puckhandler or creative player. Sissons has fine hockey sense, though, and makes a lot of decent plays but doesn't overly impress when it comes to scoring chance creation
He is a pretty gritty player who does a lot of good work along the boards, plays a nice power game and has a pretty bulky frame that should translate to the pro game well in two years. While I haven't really seen him shoot that much, WHL scouts I've talked are impressed with his finishing ability.