Oilers sign defenceman Cody Ceci to four-year, $13M contract

New York Islanders' Leo Komarov (47) fights for control of the puck with Pittsburgh Penguins' Cody Ceci (4) during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Cody Ceci to a four-year contract worth $13 million, the team announced Wednesday.

Ceci, who spent last season as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins, appeared in 53 regular-season games during the 2020-21 campaign, scoring four goals and 13 assists. He played in six playoff games as well, adding a pair of assists.

The 27-year-old led all Penguins defenders last season with 70 blocked shots, and ranked second in hits while playing an average of 18:31 per game.

Originally a first-round pick of the Ottawa Senators during the 2012 draft, Ceci spent six seasons with his hometown team before a one-season stop with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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