2008-09: Mike Sislo had a breakout sophomore season for the University of New Hampshire. In 38 games he scored 19 goals with 12 assists and was +9 with 12 PMs. Sislo scored six times on the power play for the Wildcats who finished third in Hockey East.
2009-10: Sislo provided key second-line scoring as a junior as New Hampshire finished first in Hockey East and advanced to the NCAA tournament. While much of the accolades went to leading scorer Bobby Butler and the Wildcats' top line, Sislo scored a workman-like 14 goals with 15 assists, including 4 power play goals and 4 game-winners. Sislo had a -6 plus minus with 20 PMs in 39 games for New Hampshire.
2010-11: Sislo made his pro debut with the AHL Albany Devils after concluding his college career at the University of New Hampshire. Sislo was scoreless and -5 with 6 shots on goal in three games with Albany. Sislo had a memorable senior season with the Wildcats – teaming with Paul Thompson and Phil DeSimone on one of the NCAA's top lines. Sislo scored 15 goals with 33 assists and was +7 with 38 PMs in 39 games for the Wildcats, who finished second behind Boston College in Hockey East but had a disappointing post-season.
2011-12: Sislo skated in 59 games for New Jersey AHL affiliate Albany in his first pro season. He was the sixth-leading scorer on an offensively-challenged squad with 27 points — scoring 9 goals with 18 assists — and had 20 penalty minutes. Sislo's plus-four plus/minus tied him with Darcy Zajac for the second-best mark amongst players with 50 or more games. The Devils missed the AHL playoffs for the second straight year – finishing last in the Northeast Division.
Sislo is blessed with an above average offensive skill set. He’s definitely not the biggest guy, but he can really move and get around the ice well. Despite his diminutive frame, he doesn't mind going into the high traffic areas and can be found crashing the net quite often. He plays with a good amount of fearlessness and doesn't get taken off of his game easily. Sislo has really good hands and sees the ice pretty well. But his greatest asset is his speed.
Sislo showed the ability to adjust in his second year in the USHL and NCAA in his hockey career, so it will be interesting to see if he can make that adjustment at the professional level this coming fall and improve his standing within the organization. The fact the organization is thin on right-wingers bodes well for him.