Sissons, who filed for arbitration earlier this month, was scheduled to have a hearing on July 26 but the two sides now avoid that process by agreeing to terms on a long-term pact.
The 25-year-old centreman’s new contract brings a pretty significant pay raise from the three-year, $1.875-million bridge deal ($625,000 cap hit) that expired on July 1. He’ll now count for just over $2.857 million against the cap through 2025-26.
“Colton will be an important part of our team for the next seven seasons, and we are happy he has made a long-term commitment to our organization and the city the Nashville,” general manager David Poile said in a press release. “He’s a heart and soul player who is versatile and can fill many important roles on our team, including on the penalty kill and power play. His offensive production has increased each season, and he remains an integral part of our defensive structure down the middle of the ice.
“Colton is also an up-and-coming leader in our organization, which is something we value strongly.”
Sissons is coming off his most productive season with 15 goals and 30 points in 75 games, providing a solid depth scoring option for the Predators with plenty more upside to come. In 265 career regular season NHL games since being drafted by Nashville in the second round in 2012, he has registered 37 goals and 40 assists for 77 points.