Tempe, Arizona, USA; Arizona Coyotes left wing Matias Maccelli (63) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal in the first period against the Seattle Kraken at Mullett Arena.
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Fantasy Hockey X Games: Matias Maccelli's quick rise

In this edition of the X gamers, we will be looking at a player around the 100 NHL game mark. This installment will feature Matias Maccelli, who was drafted 98th overall by the Arizona Coyotes in 2019.

The Turku, Finland native put up nearly a point per game in the under-20 SM-Liiga for TPS. However, in the middle of his draft minus one season, he left his homeland to play in the USHL for the Dubuque Fighting Saints. The transition might have been a little challenging as he only posted 21 points in 36 USHL games that season.

In his draft season, Maccelli massively increased his point totals all the way up to 72 points in 62 USHL games. Despite the strong production, there were concerns about Maccelli’s size since he only stands 5-foot-11 and weighs only 172 pounds. In addition to his small f

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