Ottawa Senators Select Cody Ceci At No. 15

With the No. 15 overall selection in the 2012 NHL Draft, the Ottawa Senators have selected Cody Ceci.

 

HOMETOWN:  Orleans, Ontario
POSITION: Defense
SHOOTS:  Right
AGE: 18
SIZE: 6'3"
WEIGHT: 207 lbs. 
JUNIOR TEAM 2011-12: Ottawa 67's / OHL

One of the top defensive prospects in this year's Draft, Ceci had the second-highest scoring for a defenseman in the Ontario Hockey League this year, greatly improving his play from last year.

He has excellent hockey sense and is considered a solid two-way defenseman with a good offensive touch.

Ceci has size and skill coupled with a smart touch on the puck, and has been relied upon in a wide variety of situations, including quarterbacking a power play and playing on the penalty kill. He has good agility, makes solid breakout passes, and wins one-on-one battles.

He has played for Canada's U18 WJC team last year, and was invited to the U20 tryout camp this season.