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Some Scouts Already Comparing Macklin Celibrini To Superstar Hockey Player

Published December 28, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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Macklin Celebrini is making a name for himself with hockey fans around the world thanks to his performances at the World Junior Hockey Championship these days.

The 17-year-old forward already has 6 points after just two games since the start of the tournament.

Even though this competition is usually reserved for 19-year-old players, the Vancouver native isn't just showing off, he's dominating on the ice!

Several very talented 17-year-olds have made their mark with Team Canada Junior over the years, and some scouts are beginning to compare Celibrini to players in this category:


Celebrini is so good defensively. I see a Crosby style. A lot of similarities with Crosby's game at 17. He excels in all three zones...

- Grant McCagg, former NHL scout


At the same age, Grant McCagg traces similarities between the Canadian player and the Pittsburgh Penguins captain.

Without putting any pressure on him, Celibrini is identified as the next top pick in the NHL draft.

He already has 25 points in 15 games, most of them the youngest player on the ice, with Boston University so far this campaign.
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Some Scouts Already Comparing Macklin Celibrini To Superstar Hockey Player

Will Celibrini have the same impact as Crosby in his 1st season?

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