The Nashville Predators drafted right winger Colton Sissons with the 50th overall draft selection at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft – and although he’s made a splash this year during a 34 game stint at the NHL level, the 22 year old forward hasn’t gotten a chance to hit NHL ice in the postseason just yet.
That will change on Thursday, though, as the team confirmed that Sissons will draw into the lineup for game four against the Anaheim Ducks.
Sissons finished his 2015-16 season with six points in 34 NHL games, which were accompanied by 19 points in 38 AHL games with the Milwaukee Admirals.
A native of North Vancouver, British Columbia, the winger will make his postseason debut in the place of fellow forward Craig Smith – and hopefully, he’ll be able to make an impact as the Central Division club looks to take a third game in the best-of-seven series. Smith has currently contributed a goal and an assist through three games played for Nashville, so the hope is that offensive production won’t see a drop with the lineup replacement.
The Predators and the Ducks will face off on Thursday evening at 7:00 PM CST in Nashville, Tennessee, as the second of a two game home series for Nashville before heading back to Anaheim for game five. The two teams last played on Tuesday night, when the Ducks took their first game of the playoff series with a 3-0 shutout for goaltender Frederik Andersen (who made his 2016 postseason debut for Anaheim in the process).