Maybe a team wants a defensive forward with a bit more experience. Or, they desire a player capable of playing wing or center. Adding a player who contributed in the playoffs would not be a bad idea either. No matter which of these categories a team finds themselves in, Colton Sissons is the answer.
This season, Sissons has set career marks assists, points, faceoff wins, and blocks. At 24, he has yet to play a full season, but the potential is there. Last season, Sissons pushed the Predators to the Stanley Cup Final getting time up front with Ryan Johansen injured. That may help his trade stock.
Acquiring Sissons gives teams a player with one more year of control before he becomes a restricted free agent. The potential for Sissons to be a second line center is noticeable. Moving up to a more offensively-deployed position should help Sisson grow into the scorer he can be. Right now, he see offensive zone starts about 30% of his time on the ice. No wonder he is third on the team in hits (95) and has 35 blocks. He also wins over 55% of his faceoffs. There is certainly a need for a player like Sissons on most NHL teams.