Ceci, 25, was acquired from Ottawa in the six-player July 1 swap that saw defender Nikita Zaitsev moved to the Senators.
The Ottawa, Ont., native posted 26 points through 74 games in 2018-19, matching the career high he set back in 2015-16. Ceci was originally drafted 15th overall by the Senators in 2012.
With his $4.5-million deal in tow, Ceci now ranks as the second-highest-paid defenceman on the Leafs’ roster, behind only Morgan Rielly’s $5 million per year. Rielly remains the only Leafs defenceman signed past next season.
July 4, 2019