Cody Ceci
Cody Ceci
Cody Ceci
Cody Ceci
24-Year-Old D
2017–18 NHL Stats
2018–19 NHL Projections
G
5
A
14
PP Pts
5
+/-
-27
PIM
12
G
A
PP Pts
+/-
PIM
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Ceci, 24, should be a solid defensive presence on the Senators blue line for years to come (provided he's not traded). But while defense-first players are critical in winning hockey games, they don't usually emerge victorious in the fantasy world. The exception is leagues w... read more
Ceci, 24, should be a solid defensive presence on the Senators blue line for years to come (provided he's not traded). But while defense-first players are critical in winning hockey games, they don't usually emerge victorious in the fantasy world. The exception is leagues where blocked shots count, as Ceci ranked eighth in the league with 171 of those to go along with 163 hits. While he isn't a total liability on the offensive side of things having notched 14 assists last year, the Ontario native doesn't provide strong plus-minus numbers (minus-27 last year), and it's evident that in most formats, there are better options available.
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6'2"   WT: 209 lbs.   DOB: 12/21/1993   Drafted: 1st Rd, #15 Overall in 2012Show Contract
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Cody Ceci Contract Info:
Awarded a one-year contract worth $4.3 million by an arbitrator in August of 2018.
Secures one-year contract
DOttawa Senators
August 3, 2018
Ceci was awarded a one-year contract with the Senators worth $4.3 million through arbitration.
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Cody Ceci NHL Stats
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Cody Ceci 2017–18 NHL Game Log
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Cody Ceci 2017–18 Depth Chart Status
#1 Right Defenseman
OTT Right Defenseman Depth Chart
2017–18 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    23:20
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:38
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:46
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2015–16
19:18
0:32
2:28
2016–17
23:12
0:56
3:01
2017–18
23:20
0:38
2:46
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. Cody Ceci 2018–19 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Cody Ceci 2017–18 Preseason Outlook
    Ceci had a somewhat disappointing season from an offensive perspective in 2016-17, tallying 17 points (two goals, 15 assists) in 79 games on the heels of 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) in 2015-16. The 23-year-old blueliner did, however, average an impressive 23:12 of ice time per game while registering 111 hits and 159 blocked shots by season’s end, making him a useful option in fantasy leagues that reward those categories. If Ceci can bounce back offensively and continue to munch minutes while racking up hits and blocked shots, he could offer deep-league value in 2017-18, but owners in most formats will want to take a wait-and-see approach.
  3. Cody Ceci 2016–17 Preseason Outlook
    Entering his age-22 season, Ceci is trending distinctly upward, which should result in him being the second Senators blueliner taken in fantasy drafts. He hit 10 goals for the first time in his career last season, adding 16 assists, a plus-9 rating and 130 blocked shots. The second pairing is ultimately his home behind Erik Karlsson, placing the youngster next to veteran Dion Phaneuf, which should benefit his game in the long run. Although 2012's No. 15 pick may be a few years from exploding, consistent improvement is just what the doctor ordered and he’ll deliver with a guaranteed role. Take him late (if he lasts) and don’t look back, as Ceci should provide excellent value.
  4. Cody Ceci 2015–16 Preseason Outlook
    Ceci has everything a Senators fan could want in a defenseman. He's a hometown boy, an Ottawa native who played his junior hockey for the OHL's Ottawa 67's. The 21-year-old is a big body at 6-foot-3, and he's only going to bulk up more as he ages. Last year's 21 points in 81 games were fairly modest, but Ceci should see significantly more ice this year as a top-four defenseman, and he could notice a spike in production accordingly. He's shown plenty of scoring ability in both juniors and the AHL, and a more featured role -- especially on the power play -- could make 2012's 15th overall pick a player to watch in fantasy circles this year. Grab him cheap and enjoy the profits.
  5. Cody Ceci 2014–15 Preseason Outlook
    The 20-year-old defenseman was the 15th-overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, and carved out a regular spot on the Sens blue line during the second half of last season. He only posted three goals and six assists in 49 NHL appearances last season, but there's certainly an expectation that his production will climb as he's given more responsibility with age. There's no guarantee that jump in output will come this season, but he's worth keeping an eye on in the early weeks of the season since he could be the kind of waiver pick up that clinches a competitive league if he explodes offensively.
  6. Cody Ceci 2013–14 Preseason Outlook
    Ceci was the 15th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, and is still just 19 years old. He racked up 64 points in 69 games in the OHL in 2012-13, and recorded a goal and an assist in three games with AHL Binghamton at the end of last season. If he keeps up his near point-per-game production in his first full season as a pro, it's certainly conceivable that he could come up to the NHL. It looks like a long shot at this point, as another year or two of seasoning before the NHL would probably help, but Ceci is certainly a player to keep an eye on for the future.
Cody Ceci News Updates
Evidently not content with qualifying offer
DOttawa Senators
July 5, 2018
Ceci's camp filed for salary arbitration ahead of Thursday's deadline, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
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Garners qualifying offer
DOttawa Senators
June 25, 2018
Ceci has received a qualifying offer from the Senators.
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Struggled mightily in 2017-18
DOttawa Senators
April 25, 2018
Ceci recorded five goals and 19 points this season, but his minus-27 rating was sixth-worst among defenseman.
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Chips in two helpers in win
DOttawa Senators
March 13, 2018
Ceci recorded two assists and three blocked shots during Tuesday's 7-4 win over Tampa Bay.
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