Pens add D Cody Ceci with one-year contract


PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) — The Penguins have followed up their Sam Miletic re-signing with a defensive roster move.

On Saturday afternoon, the Penguins added defenseman Cody Ceci to the mix.

Like many of the other 2020 contracts, Ceci’s deal is for one year.

His contract is worth a $1.25 million annual value.

General manager Jim Rutherford announced the roster move and thinks that Ceci was a good mesh for the Penguins: "Cody is a two-way defenseman who plays with size and a speed game that fits our system well. He brings both regular season and playoff experience, and can be utilized on the penalty kill."

Ceci spent the 2019-2020 season with the Toronto Maple Leafs and logged 56 games played.

The 26-year-old defenseman tallied 92 hits and 79 blocked shots last season.

In his career, Ceci has gained experience through nearly 500 NHL games — 496 to be exact.

His career so far has been split between the Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators.

Over his seven-year career, Ceci has scored 33 goals, gotten 93 assists, and added 126 points.

Weighing in at 210 pounds and measuring at 6 feet 2 inches, Ceci can also boast 30 career playoff games.

Ceci is a former first-round pick and originally went to the Senators in the 2012 NHL Draft, which was coincidentally held in Pittsburgh.

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