DUBUQUE, Iowa — Matias Maccelli was named to the All-USHL Second Team for his fantastic 2018-19 regular season play. The Dubuque forward finished third in the USHL in points, tallying 72 in the regular season. Maccelli was the Fighting Saints leader in goals (31), assists (41), points, power play points (22) and multiple other offensive categories.
“We are proud of Matias’ development since he arrived in Dubuque one and a half years ago,” said General Manager Kalle Larsson. “He has established himself as one of the top players in the USHL and has truly earned this honor.”
The second-year winger had a historic season for Dubuque and recorded numerous individual milestones. Maccelli tied Johnny Gaudreau for second most points in a single season with the Fighting Saints during the Tier-1 era. He was the first Fighting Saints player in three seasons to record a 30-goal campaign. Maccelli notched the second longest Tier-1-point streak for the Fighting Saints, tallying in 15-straight games from November 3rd-December 27th. Most notably, Maccelli tied Erik Haula’s record for most points in a single season from a Finnish-born player.
Maccelli was one of four Fighting Saints named to the USHL/NHL Top Prospects game in Lincoln. He finished the season among the top-70 on the NHL Central Scouting list for North American Players. Maccelli’s season saw him not only accomplish great individual feats but grow his game in many aspects. He was a mainstay in all special teams’ areas, solidifying himself as a two-way forward by killing penalties and making a mark offensively as well.
Last season, the Fighting Saints also had representation on the All-USHL team, with Quinn Preston receiving an All-USHL Third Team nod. The previous season, Zach Solow was named a member of the First Team and USHL Forward of the Year.