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Coyotes sign Maccelli to 3-year pact

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The Arizona Coyotes officially secured Matias Maccelli's services for three more seasons on Monday.

The pact carries an average annual value of $3.425 million, according to Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports.

Maccelli was a restricted free agent coming off the three-year, entry-level contract he signed with the club in April 2020.

"He is a highly skilled forward with great hockey sense and playmaking ability," general manager Bill Armstrong said in a release announcing the signing. "He had an outstanding rookie season and is a big part of our core group of players. We are excited to have him back."

Maccelli finished fourth in Calder Trophy voting this past season after leading all rookies with 38 assists and ranking second in the class with 49 points despite playing only 64 games and averaging just 15:41 of ice time for the lackluster Coyotes.

The Finnish-American winger, who'll turn 23 in October, also placed second among his rookie peers in even-strength points with 36.

Maccelli debuted with the Coyotes in 2021-22, posting one goal and five assists over 23 contests. He excelled with their AHL affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners, notching 14 tallies and 43 helpers across 47 games during that campaign.

Arizona drafted Maccelli 98th overall in 2019.

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