Cody Ceci
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Cody Ceci

Hometown:

Orleans Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1993-12-21

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2012

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2012

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

1st round (15th overall), 2012

Weight:

203 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2009-10: The Ottawa 67's first pick (16th overall) in the 2009 OHL Priority Draft, Cody Ceci skated in 64 games as an OHL rookie and represented Ontario in the U17 World Hockey Challenge. He scored 4 goals with 8 assists and was plus-3 with 12 penalty minutes as Ottawa finished first in the East Division. In 12 OHL playoff games Ceci had 3 assists and was minus-1. He was scoreless in six games for Team Ontario at the WHC.

2010-11: Ceci was one of two players to skate in all 68 games for the Ottawa 67s and represented Canada at the 2011 U18 World Junior Championship. He scored 9 goals with 25 assists and was plus-11 with 28 penalty minutes. Ottawa finished first in the East Division but were swept by Sudbury in the first round of the playoffs. In four playoff games Ceci had 2 assists and was -5 with 4 penalty minutes. In seven games for Canada at the U18 WJC, he was plus-3 with 1 assist. Canada advanced to the bronze medal game, losing to Russia.

2011-12: Ceci was the OHL's second-leading scorer amongst defensemen (60 points) and was also invited to the tryout camp for Canada's U20 squad in his third OHL season. In 64 games he scored 17 goals with 43 assists and was +21 with 14 PMs. The Ottawa 67's finished first in the East for the third straight season. In 18 playoff games he scored 2 goals with 13 assists and was plus-one. Ottawa advanced to the conference finals before falling to Niagara in five games. Ceci was ranked sixth amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft.

2012-13: Ceci signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Senators in August 2012 and made his pro hockey debut with Ottawa's AHL affiliate in Binghamton in April 2013 following his fourth OHL season. He scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was +2 in three AHL regular season games. The Senators were second in the East Division and had the AHL's fourth-best record before being swept by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in a first round series. Ceci was -1 with no points nor penalties in three playoff games. His final season of junior hockey was challenging. A team captain for the Ottawa 67's when the year started, he was traded to Owen Sound with the 67's floundering in last place. In 69 games between the two teams he scored 11 goals with 29 assists and was -8 with 12 penalty minutes. Owen Sound finished second in the Midwest Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Ceci scored 1 goal with 9 assists and was -8 in 12 playoff games.

 

Talent Analysis

Ceci has developed into a good defensive defeseman with some definite offensive skills, evidenced by the fact that he has played a prominent role on both the power-play and penalty-killing units for the Ottawa 67's.  Ceci has the size to compete with the bigger players in the NHL, although he may not always use that size effectively.  Ceci is a potentially complete package who could have a fair amount of upside to his game.

 

Future

 

 

Junior prospect pool for Ottawa Senators highlighted by high-end OHL talent

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Photo: Offensive Defenseman Cody Ceci is one of several talented players the Ottawa Senators have at the OHL level. (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The Ottawa Senators have nine prospects presently at the junior level led by former first round picks Cody Ceci, Stefan Noesen, and Matt Puempel. The organization addressed its weak goaltending depth in the 2012 entry draft by selecting Chris Driedger of the WHL and Francois Brassard of the QMJHL, both of whom are having strong seasons. The lone junior prospect Ottawa has outside of Canadain major junior is Robbie Baillargeon of the USHL.

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The future of the Ottawa Senators looks bright. The Senators are considered to have one of the better pools of young talent in the NHL and, while some top draftees have recently cemented themselves on the Ottawa roster, most notably Erik Karlsson and Jared Cowen, there are many prospects on the verge of becoming solid NHL contributors in the near future. The club has quality and various skill-sets in all positions and has worked to draft where they previously had weak depth.

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Young talent quickly coming of age for Ottawa Senators

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Photo: Forward Jakob Silfverberg is one of several Ottawa Senators prospects who will be vying for NHL time in 2012-13. (Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

With a surprise appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs in 2011-12, the Ottawa Senators' rebuilding blueprint is starting to show signs of success. Competition for roster spots and ice time this coming season should be fierce as Jakob Silfverberg, Mark Borowiecki, and Jim O'Brien appear targeted to claim roster spots in Ottawa. Other prospects such as Mika Zibanejad and Robin Lehner should also push for full time spots in the NHL.

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2012 Draft: Defensemen dominate top of 2012 NHL Draft class

by Andrew Knoll
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Photo: Cody Ceci is one of many defensemen likely to be selected in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft. (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

 

This year's crop of draft-eligible players overflows with talented defensemen, as 2012's blueliners possess the potential to fill out half of the first round.

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