Ceci recorded a goal, an assist, a shot on net, two hits, four blocked shots and a plus-2 rating during Wednesday's win over Dallas. This type of cross-category showing hasn't been the norm from Ceci this season, but Wednesday was certainly an example of the upside the 23-year-old defenseman boasts. With just two goals and 13 points, there hasn't been enough offensive production to warrant fantasy attention in the majority of settings. However, his strong peripheral coverage (116 shots, 131 blocked shots and 95 hits) provides the foundation for Ceci to be a valuable asset if he can find the scoresheet more frequently.
Ceci heads into Thursday's game against the Avalanche with no points over his past nine outings. Ceci wrapped up the month of February with just two assists, and he has just one goal, nine points and a dismal minus-13 rating through 61 games this season. His only value in fantasy pools comes from hits (89) and blocked shots (116).
Ceci has managed just one goal and seven points through 47 games, but he is tied for 15th in the NHL with 98 blocked shots. Ceci doesn't do much at the offensive end, but he takes a lot of bumps and bruises for the Senators and his fantasy owners. In addition to his blocked shots, Ceci has also racked up 76 hits.
Ceci scored his first goal of the year in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Rangers. At the time, that created a 3-1 lead, but Mike Condon and the Sens couldn't hold it. Ceci clearly isn't known for his offense, but you wouldn't know it from that goal -- a rocket past Antti Raanta. Still, he has just three points on the season despite skating easily career-high minutes.
Ceci was able to block one shot during Sunday's 2-0 win versus the Rangers. Ceci is in a dark place this year, posting only two assists and an ugly minus-7 rating to date. The blueliner earned a new contract last year, but he's seemed to take a step back through 22 appearances in 2016-17. The 22-year-old has gone pointless in 13 straight.
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