Penguins sign defenseman Cody Ceci to one-year contract

Penguins sign defenseman Cody Ceci to one-year contract
VANCOUVER, BC - DECEMBER 10: Cody Ceci #83 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates with the during NHL action at Rogers Arena against the Vancouver Canucks on December 10, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images) (Rich Lam/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH — Team officials announced the Penguins signed defenseman Cody Ceci to a one-year contract.

Ceci’s contract runs through the 2020-21 season and is worth $1.25 million.

Ceci, 26, spent last season with the Toronto Maple Leafs, playing 56 games. He scored one goal and had seven assists for a total of eight points. He ranked second on the team with 92 hits, third with 79 blocked shots and led the Maple Leafs with 2:50 of shorthanded time-on-ice per game.

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The 6-foot-2, 210-pound defenseman played 496 NHL games, split between the Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators. He was drafted by the Senators in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft held in Pittsburgh.

The team also announced they re-signed forward Sam Miletic to a one-year contract worth $700,000. Miletic, 23, comes off his second season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL.

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