In two of most recent articles for ESPN Insider (warning: behind a pay-wall), Corey Pronman briefly described: 1) a number NHL prospects who have seen their stock diminish over the course of the 2012/13 season; and 2) conversely, a number of NHL prospects who have seen their stock improve.
His list of prospects having down seasons is littered with names like Matthew Dumba, Radek Faksa, Stanislav Galiev, Joe Morrow and Ottawa Senators defensive prospect, Cody Ceci.
Ceci was actually named an OHL second-team All-Star and ranked second among OHL defensemen in scoring. Even with that in mind, scouts I talked to came away with mixed feelings about Ceci's play this season. While his offensive ability is not at all in question, his play at the other end of the rink left some concerns. "His defense looked very average, if not bad," one scout said.
Cody Ceci may not have had the campaign that many had expected in the wake of being selected fiftee...