Matias Maccelli

Arizona Coyotes
Photo courtesy of Liiga.fi

Fantasy Summary

Talented offensive winger who makes plays and finishes effectively. Lacks pace in his game and is work-in-progress defensively.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country FIN
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth October 14, 2000
Height 5‘11”
Weight 163 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 4; Overall: 98

Observations

April 2020- The Coyotes announced that they have signed Maccelli to a three-year, entry-level contract. This was only days after he was named Rookie of the Year for the 2019-20 Finnish Elite League season. He’s expected to play for Tucson in 2020-21, but don’t be surprised to see Maccelli see some games up in the NHL. Keith Duggan

March 2020- While Maccelli’s offense slowed down after a blazing start to the 2019-20 year, five points in his last 17 games, he still finished as the top rookie scorer in the Liiga with 13 goals and 30 points in 43 games. That was also good for fifth on his team, despite being one of it’s youngest players. This was on top of him missing some games while playing at the WJHC, where Maccelli was one of Finland’s top players, scoring two goals and five points in seven games. His skating is not elite but it’s improved from last year, looking like it won’t hold him back as once thought. Keith Duggan

December 2019- Having a great season so far playing in the Liiga, it was no surprise to see Maccelli be named to Finland’s squad for the 2020 WJHC. He’s one of the top scorers on his team and has 10 goals and 25 points in 26 games. Keith Duggan

October 2019 – After an excellent rookie tournament with the Coyotes over the summer, their 2019 fourth-round pick has gotten off to a great start with Ilves in the Finnish Liiga. He has three goals, including a crazy penalty shot goal. His nine points in eight games are good for fourth on the team and 29th in the league. Over a point-per-game pace for a 18/19 year old is an impressive feat playing against men and bodes well for the Coyotes who may have found a steal in this years past draft. Keith Duggan

June 2019 – Maccelli has been drafted 98th overall by the Coyotes.  Jokke Nevalainen

June 2019 – Maccelli moved to USHL in the middle of last season and looked pretty promising. This year, Maccelli’s production exploded as he recorded 72 points in 62 regular season games, third-most points in the entire USHL. Maccelli has a late birthdate, so he wasn’t eligible to play in the U18 Worlds this year. Maccelli is a skilled offensive winger. He has good hands, vision and wrist shot. Maccelli thrives on the power play where he can utilize his playmaking and shooting abilities. He is relatively small at 5-foot-11 and just a decent skater. Maccelli’s lack of pace in his play is a bigger concern, and his effort level is not always the best. He will play for Liiga club Ilves next season, and it will be interesting to see how his game translates to the pro level.  Lassi Alanen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Finland Selects U13 QC Int PW 2 1 3 4 0 |          
 2014-2015 TPS U16 U16 SM-sarja 16 2 12 14 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Finland Selects U15 WSI U15 7 1 1 2 0 |          
 2015-2016 TPS U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 4 7 9 16 2 |          
  TPS U16 U16 SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 4 5 6 11
  TPS U18 U18 SM-sarja 37 6 22 28 0 |          
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 2 1 1 2 0 |          
 2016-2017 TPS U18 U18 SM-sarja 32 15 31 46 10 | Playoffs 5 1 5 6
  TPS U20 U20 SM-sarja 13 4 3 7 2 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 10 1 5 6 0 |          
 2017-2018 Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 1 1 2 0 |          
  TPS U20 U20 SM-sarja 34 15 15 30 8 |          
  Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 36 8 13 21 14 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 12 2 6 8 4 |          
 2018-2019 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 62 31 41 72 42 | Playoffs 6 1 4 5
 2019-2020 Ilves Liiga 43 13 17 30 16 |          
  Finland U20 WJC-20 7 2 3 5 8 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 16 4 10 14 10 |          
  Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 0 |          
  Finland (all) International 3 0 0 0 0 |          
 2020-2021 Ilves Liiga - - - - - |          

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