Pageau, Ceci called up to Ottawa

By wbng sports

December 12, 2013 Updated Dec 12, 2013 at 7:41 PM EDT

(WBNG BINGHAMTON) The Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League announced today they have recalled forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau and defenseman Cody Ceci from Binghamton.

Ceci's call up is on an emergency basis.

Pageau currently ranks fourth on the B-Sens with 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 15 games played this season. Prior to his reassignment to Binghamton Pageau appeared in eight of the first 12 games this season for Ottawa recording one goal and two penalty minutes.

The Ottawa, Ontario native has appeared in 84 games with Binghamton over the past two seasons compiling 13 goals and 32 assists. In 27 career NHL contests with Ottawa, including 10 playoff games, Pageau has recorded seven goals and four assists.

Ceci, 19, is playing in his first full professional season with Binghamton and currently leads all B-Sens defenseman and is third in team scoring with 17 points, including two goals. He has posted a +8 rating and recorded 10 penalty minutes in 24 AHL games.

Ceci was the Senators’ first-round pick (15th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. An Ottawa native, he spent three-plus years with the Ontario Hockey League’s Ottawa 67’s, before completing his major junior career with the Owen Sound Attack. In 265 career OHL regular-season games (238 with Ottawa), he scored 49 goals and added 121 assists for 170 points.

Ottawa returns to action Thursday, hosting the Buffalo Sabres at 7:30 p.m.

Binghamton will next play this Friday when they travel to the Utica Memorial Auditorium to faceoff against the Comets in the first of four meetings between the teams this season. The contest is slated to start around 7:15p.m. following an extended pregame ceremony honoring former Clinton Comets players, including current Binghamton Senators Executive Vice President of Operations Tom Mitchell.

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