OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has recalled defenceman Cody Ceci on an emergency basis from its American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators. This is the first National Hockey League recall of Ceci’s career.
Ceci, 19, is playing in his first full professional season with Binghamton and currently leads all B-Sens defenceman and is third in team scoring with 17 points, including two goals. He has posted a +8 rating and recorded 10 penalty minutes in 24 AHL games.
Ceci was the Senators’ first-round pick (15th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. An Ottawa native, he spent three-plus years with the Ontario Hockey League’s Ottawa 67’s, before compelting his major junior career with the Owen Sound Attack. In 265 career OHL regular-season games (238 with Ottawa), he scored 49 goals and added 121 assists for 170 pionts.
Ceci is expected to make his NHL debut tonight when the Senators host the Buffalo Sabres at 7:30 p.m.
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