His timeline proved to be quite accurate.
On Tuesday, the Senators announced they had re-signed the 22-year-old Ceci, a restricted free agent, to a two-year deal, worth a total value of $5.6 million.
The breakdown of the deal from the Senators states Ceci will receive $2.25 million in the first year of his new contract and $3.35 million in the second.
As per General Fanager, Ceci is slated to be a restricted free agent at the end of this deal, which means the Senators would have to match the salary Ceci made in the final season of the contract in their next qualifying offer to him two years from now.
The Senators put out a teaser of the news on Twitter, minutes before the announcement.
Ceci is from Ottawa, where he also played his junior hockey, and a first-round pick of the Senators in 2012.
In his second full season with the Senators, he posted a new single-season career high in goals with 10 and points with 26.