Sislo traded to Toronto Marlies
Former Superior Spartan Mike Sislo has been reassigned to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.
In exchange for Sislo, the San Antonio Rampage received Colin Smith.
After six seasons with the New Jersey Devils and their AHL affiliate Albany, Sislo, 29, signed as a free agent with the Colorado Avalanche on July 1, 2016. Despite getting waived by Colorado in October, he remained with San Antonio and recorded six goals and 15 assists for 21 points in 54 games.
In five games with the Marlies, Sislo has two goals and one assists.
An AHL All-Star in 2016, Sislo totaled 98 goals and 110 assists for 208 points in 358 career AHL contests for Albany. He also had three goals and two assists in 42 NHL games with New Jersey.
Sislo had a goal and an assist in Sunday’s 5-4 win over the Manitoba Moose. The winger also scored a goal in the Marlies’ 4-3 loss to Rochester on March 8.
Smith, 23, skated in 54 games for San Antonio last season before joining Toronto.
This year, Smith has eight goals and 20 assists for 28 points in 52 games with the Marlies.
Over his four pro seasons he has compiled 48 goals and 101 assists for 149 points in 258 games with San Antonio, Toronto and Lake Erie.
The Marlies (32-25-4), who defeated Manitoba 6-3 Tuesday night, host the Binghamton Senators tonight and Saturday.
SISLO SNIPPETS: Sislo’s best NHL campaign came last season with the Devils, when he notched four points in 18 games. … He was invited to participate as an AHL All-Star for the 2015-16 season. … Sislo leads the Albany franchise leaderboard in all-time goals (92 goals in 304 games), as well as ranks second in all-time points (187 points in 304 games) and all-time assists (122 assists in 304 games). … He served as Albany’s alternate captain for two consecutive years (2014-16). After helping the Spartans win the 2005 state championship, he played four years in the NCAA with New Hampshire, serving as the team’s captain his senior year (2010-11).