Things that surprised me this season: The Cody Ceci signing

Ceci ended up being the player that Jim Rutherford thought he was getting in Jack Johnson, for the contract he should have given to Johnson. A third-pairing player that can defend, kill penalties, and help keep the puck out of the net, while making next-to-nothing against the salary cap on a low-risk, short-term contract. The best way to describe Ceci’s performance this season is to simply say that it was solid.