Michael Carcone is having quite the season for Arizona’s farm team and he was rewarded for his efforts today as the team announced (Twitter link) that they’ve recalled the winger from Tucson of the AHL. He takes the place of rookie Matias Maccelli who is expected to miss the next six weeks.
Carcone is in his third season with the Coyotes but has taken his production to another level this year. He leads the AHL in scoring with 42 points in 27 games so far this season; for context, he had 41 points in 48 contests last season.
The 26-year-old got into 21 games with Arizona in 2021-22, his first taste of NHL action. He acquitted himself relatively well in that stretch, picking up six points while averaging a little over 12 minutes a night. With Maccelli out for a while and Dylan Guenther still at the World Juniors for another couple of weeks, there should be an opportunity for Carcone to step into a top-six role to see if he can carry over some of that minor league production to the Coyotes.