Colton Sissons (537 career games with Nashville)
Not nearly as flashy on the scoresheet as Forsberg, but Colton Sissons has always been that steady veteran presence for the Nashville Predators. Willing to do the dirty work that gets overlooked.
Sissons illustrates what it means to be a team captain because he always brings the hard fought minutes every shift. He leads by example, shows passion for the franchise and clearly just wants to do whatever it takes to win.
A captain does what it takes for the greater good of the team. That’s why it’s not just about being the most talented player on the roster that gets you the top look as team captain. In that regard, Sissons is an outstanding captain candidate for the Nashville Predators if we weren’t blessed enough to have Roman Josi.
Sissons will likely move into the top-10 on the Predators franchise list for most games played. He’s currently at 537 games and is close to passing Ryan Suter, Ryan Ellis and Kimmo Timonen in Predators longevity.
I don’t think anyone would question Sissons as a team captain if the opportunity presented itself.