His stickhandling, combined with his offensive awareness and hockey-IQ, makes him elite in finding open teammates and setting up great opportunities. His shot is also a strength of his game, as was evident in the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, which helps him avoid the designation as a pure playmaker. This is an independent, fan-run blog. And he doesn’t have a particularly lethal shot. At only 177 pounds, Perfetti is prone to being knocked off the puck and unable to constantly win board battles. UFA - 5. However, due to outside circumstances, Perfetti fell to the Saginaw Spirit as the fifth-overall selection and it appears as though both parties could not be happier. Also, to end the season, he rode a 12-game point streak where he racked up 26 points (eight goals, 18 assists). 40 – Well-below Average on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. 20 – Terrible The following clip is an example of how Perfetti’s lack of a high-end gear can deny some offensive opportunities through the transition game, as he corrals the puck in his own zone but is unable to pull away from an oncoming forechecker, forcing an offensive zone turnover (#91 in White): His speed truly isn’t anything special, however, I would never refer to Perfetti as a bad skater, as he’s typically able to traverse the ice with more than enough ease to be effective. But his defensive game and undersized frame do need work. Trade Deadline: Players On the Trade Block, - Trade Deadline: Players On the Trade Block. Drafted: 5th Overall (2018 OHL Priority Selection) Cole Perfetti should have been the second player chosen in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection. The awareness he shows while carrying the puck into the zone is truly something, as he always has his head up while carrying the puck in order to identify routes and lanes into the offensive zone. The only other fault Perfetti has been tagged with is his smaller size, clocking in at 5’10”. Cole Perfetti finished second in OHL scoring this season. Perfetti’s skating ability can be summed up as roughly average. You can safely add Cole Perfetti to your list with high hockey sense. The Jets announced Monday that Perfetti has inked a three-year entry-level deal with an … He was outstanding at the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup with eight goals and 12 points in just five games. Perfetti is 5-foot-10, not as small as Rossi, another prospect the Ducks could target, but he would be tied for the shortest player on the Ducks with Andrew Agozzino. Cole Perfetti The Lowdown Perfetti had an outstanding 2019-20, finishing with 37 goals and 111 points in 61 games for the Saginaw Spirit in the OHL, and there’s a lot to love about his game. His defense is troublesome, and it usually comes down to his effort. Perfetti is coming into this game after scoring his first WJC goal on Tuesday night against Switzerland . I'll tell you how good I think Cole Perfetti is. Cole Perfetti – NHL Draft Projection. He has played his whole junior career in Canada and has long established himself as a prolific scorer. When I do my grades, we grade on a 1-5 scale five being the highest. 2020 NHL Draft Profile: Cole Perfetti Once considered one of the best goal-scorers of the draft, Cole Perfetti has rounded his game to whole new levels. Here you’re able to see Perfetti at his best while protecting the puck, as he’s able to spin off an attacker to maintain possession of the puck (#91 in White): Perfetti should never be mistaken for a power forward capable of overpowering his opposition, but he does enough to be considered average in this category. Perfetti also came up big in the semi-final shootout win over Sweden, scoring three shootout goals. Cole Perfetti. The Winnipeg Jets have signed Cole Perfetti, the team’s top pick at the 2020 NHL draft. All-in-all, Perfetti is an exciting and tantalizing blend of skill, smarts, and work ethic, all the while being a dual-threat as both a playmaker and goal scorer. Position: LW Free Agent Signings. Few prospects have been as fun to follow over the past 2-3 years than Perfetti, one of the top offensive threats from the 2002-born CHL class. Cole Perfetti skates during the Kubota OHL/NHL Top Prospects team white practice in January in Hamilton. He is also susceptible to big hits as is seen a few times on his tape in the OHL. Perfetti is a sniper in every sense of the word, as his ability to pick corners on netminders from distance is truly uncanny. Although Team Canada lost to Russia in the gold medal game, Perfetti was electric. The young Canadian still has a long way to go, but at this time, it would be difficult to see Perfetti not being selected in the Top 10 come June 26th, 2020. His speed is mostly unimpressive and it’s rare to see him turn on the jets and burn a forechecker or defenseman wide, which at times can limit his transition ability. More like Goal Perfetti. He’s constantly reading and reacting, taking in information and processing the game at an elite level, which further enhances his ability to create plays in the offensive zone and transition the puck. Another area of his game that is a concern is his size. C. NMC. His hands are quick and precise, and often times he’s able to react quickly to expose holes in the defense as they develop. Height: 5’10” The point total was 31 higher than anyone else on his team, and he ranked second in the OHL, only behind fellow prospect Marco Rossi. Cole Perfetti: 18: No. When it comes to draft position, it would be shocking to see Perfetti fall anywhere outside of the top-10 of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. This means the Devils may not have a shot at him, given the team is most likely not going to be picking until at least sixth. Correct me if I am wrong but, there seems to be a lot of players with a high hockey IQ in the 2020 NHL Draft. While Perfetti doesn't wow you with his measurable in terms of size or strength, his mind is the asset that makes him a dangerous offensive player and puts him on the path to becoming an impactful NHL player for many years. This move in the neutral zone is fantastic, as he’s able to beat a defender clean while in transition before coming in all alone on the goaltender (#91 in White): Perfetti’s puck skills and creativity allow him to create space and opportunities with high frequency, while his passing ability allows him to share the wealth with his teammates as well. “He said, ‘Let Cole fight through the size discrepancy and he will be better for it.’ And he was right. Perfetti grabbed the attention of many at the start of the season at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, and since then has not looked back, demonstrating on a nightly basis why he should be a top pick in this June’s NHL Draft. $12,500,000. However, Perfetti’s skating, although still solid, is not where it needs to be given his size. The Saginaw Spirit took him 5th overall in … 1.) 16 in 2019 (COL) Ryan Suzuki: 19: No. Cole Perfetti is an 18-year-old (January birthday) Canadian. Perfetti was ranked fourth in the midterm North American Draft Prospect Rankings and dropped one spot to fifth in the final rankings. He was named the CHL's Scholastic Player of the Year with a 93 percent academic average, becoming the first Spirit player to win the award. He’s shown instances where he’s able to dig in his skates to maintain a strong center of gravity while working against larger opponents, and at times has shown some nice puck protection skills. This goal from the Hlinka Gretzky Cup is a perfect example of how dangerous Perfetti can be when he uses his hands to his advantage, as he collects the puck at the top of the offensive zone and is able to cut through the Swiss defense with ease as he walks into the slot and beats the netminder (#21 in Red), Perfetti is a player that’s a bit slight-of-frame, as he stands at approximately 5’10” and 185 lbs. Perfetti is another elite prospect that joins a crowded, deep group of forwards at the top of the board. Cole Perfetti skates down the ice looking for a teammate to pass to as the Saginaw Spirit hosts the Flint Firebirds at The Dow Center on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Cole Perfetti currently sits at #6 on DraftGeek.ca’s most recent Draft Rankings, which can be found here. Cole Perfetti skates during an OHL/NHL Top Prospects team practice following their on-ice skills testing in Hamilton, Ont. Although still a stud, Cole Perfetti is my least favorite of the three. This goal from the Hlinka Gretzky Cup is a perfect example of how dangerous Perfetti can be when he uses his hands to his advantage, as he collects the puck at the top of the offensive zone and is able to cut through the Swiss defense with ease as he walks into the slot and beats the netminder (#21 in Red): Perfetti has an uncanny ability to make defenders miss using just his hands, which makes him among the most elusive players in the draft. Perfetti is a prolific scorer, and his best traits come in his offensive game. 60 – High-end He has since continued this torrid scoring pace in the OHL. Cole Perfetti has taken his playmaking to the next level this season. Despite that, his elite offensive talents are too much to ignore. Perfetti has an active stick and is able to make the most of it by reading plays before they happen, much as he does in the following clip as he’s able to turn a turnover into an easy goal (#91 in Blue): Perfetti’s hockey sense heightens his ability as a goal scorer as well, as he’s able to read and react to netminders in a hurry, which can be seen in this next clip as well. Perfetti Makes it. His release is very Matthews-like, as it’s lightning-quick and difficult for goaltenders to react to. And the Devils, hopefully, already have the top two center positions, Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier, locked down for years to come. Cole Perfetti is a star, as a kid and a player. I explained in our last draft series piece on Jake Sanderson that the Devils should use its first pick on a forward given how talented the group is. 55 – Above Average His passing ability is crisp and accurate, as he rarely misses his mark and is able to deliver the puck through tight spaces. In the meantime, here are a few takeaways from our day spent in Saginaw with Cole Perfetti. And this is evident by his high rankings by several different scouts. Created by: ... McDavid, Connor. Cole isn’t a big kid but, for what he lacks in size he has a motor that won’t quit. Winnipeg Jets first round draft pick Cole Perfetti arrived in Winnipeg on the weekend, and is in the midst of a seven-day quarantine before he can join his Jets' teammates. Devils Draft Series: Cole Perfetti, Prolific Scoring Forward, Hockey Was Able to Avoid One of Baseball’s Biggest Problems, Devils Draft Series: Tim Stützle, Elite Playmaking German Forward. The 5’10, 185 pound forward from Whitby, Ontario is essentially a consensus top 10 pick amongst the scouting community, and for good reason. He can suceed. The Canadian Press He is both a terrific shooter and an elite playmaker. Perfetti played in a couple of different leagues before making the move to the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL two years ago. Cole Perfetti of Canada will be matching up against Ville Heinola and Henri Nikkanen of Finland at 5:00 p.m. Central Time. To this point in the 2019-2020 season, Perfetti has amassed 13 goals and 42 points in just 27 games for the Spirit, which was preceded by an electric showing at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, where he led the tournament with 8 goals and 12 points in 5 games for Team Canada. roster size salary cap cap hit overages bonuses cap space; 10: $81,500,000: $12,545,000: $0: $297,500: $68,955,000 The Dow Event Center is a perfect size for the market, it … He followed that up with 111 points (37 goals, 74 assists) and a plus-49 rating in 61 games this season. I don’t really think this is much of an issue because Cole seems to dominate possession of the puck, even when under pressure. And if Rossi is not available, and the Devils are lucky enough to have Perfetti fall into its lap, he must be selected no matter the position he ultimately plays. This would be an unscreened shot 9/10 times last year, this year he's looking to make a difference in whatever way possible. And to give a comparison to fellow prospect Marco Rossi, who plays a similar game and is a slightly higher rated prospect, Perfetti is the better goal-scorer. As can be expected with smaller players, Perfetti at times can be outmuscled by larger opponents, which can be seen in the following clip against Ottawa in the OHL (#91 in White), Cole Perfetti currently sits at #6 on DraftGeek.ca’s most recent Draft Rankings, which can be found, https://www.draftgeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Perfetti_Skating01.mp4, https://www.draftgeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Perfetti_Exit01.mp4, https://www.draftgeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Perfetti_Goal12.mp4, https://www.draftgeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Perfetti_Goal09-1.mp4, https://www.draftgeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Perfetti_Goal03.mp4, https://www.draftgeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Perfetti_Assist05.mp4, https://www.draftgeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Perfetti_Assist10.mp4, https://www.draftgeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Perfetti_Pass01.mp4, https://www.draftgeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Perfetti_Entry01.mp4, https://www.draftgeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Perfetti_Goal08.mp4, https://www.draftgeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Perfetti_Goal06-1.mp4, https://www.draftgeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Perfetti_Goal01.mp4, https://www.draftgeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Perfetti_Goal02.mp4, https://www.draftgeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Perfetti_Goal10.mp4, https://www.draftgeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Perfetti_Weak.mp4, https://www.draftgeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Perfetti_PuckProtect.mp4. Your email address will not be published. Nationality: Canada. Cole Perfetti … The Devils Army Blog is not sponsored, endorsed by, or otherwise affiliated with the National Hockey League, the New Jersey Devils organization, or any of its affiliates. Perfetti is a high-end passer than can deliver the puck to his teammates with incredible ease. Perfetti’s shot is the perfect cocktail of power, accuracy, and quickness, as he’s able to get his shot off in a hurry with fantastic results. Grades are laid out on a scale that reads as follows: As is the issue with the Devils selecting Rossi, each him and Perfetti are centers. Today we’ll be taking a look at Cole Perfetti, a well-rounded and elusive Canadian forward who plays for the Saginaw Spirit in the Ontario Hockey League. He is listed at 5-foot-10, 177 pounds, and is a left-handed shot. Cole Perfetti is one of the smartest, most productive players in this upcoming draft. However, there has been controversy in categorizing what position Perfetti will actually play in the NHL. Weight: 185 With no OHL Jets will feel the need to play Cole Perfetti. And would make a great selection with the Devils’ first pick. As can be expected with smaller players, Perfetti at times can be outmuscled by larger opponents, which can be seen in the following clip against Ottawa in the OHL (#91 in White): However, there are times where Perfetti is able to overcome his size disadvantage with how hard he works. Required fields are marked *. With a quick flick of a wrist, Perfetti can send a bullet of a wrister on net which, more often than not, fools netminders as the puck is by them before they’re able to properly react, which is what you’re able to see on the following play. At his best, Perfetti can be quite elusive with his feet, as his agility is quite good and he can make quick cuts to beat defenders and open up more space. Cole Perfetti is an 18-year-old (January birthday) Canadian. One-on-one, he’s a nightmare for opposing defenders, and when he gets going he can be like a hot knife through butter in the offensive zone. Perfetti isn't just smart on the ice. However, either way, as I mentioned in our draft series piece on Rossi, Perfetti is too good of a talent to pass up. He led the tournament in scoring with 12 points, eight of which were goals, which also led the tournament. He is listed at 5-foot-10, 177 pounds, and is a left-handed shot. He has the ability to deliver hard passes without sacrificing accuracy, which allows him to do some of his best work on the powerplay. Expect Perfetti to be off the board anywhere between picks four and six. Although size isn’t as important as it used to be in the NHL, especially at forward, it’s still a factor, especially in a bigger, more physical Western Conference. Learn how your comment data is processed. His speed is mostly unimpressive and it’s rare to see him turn on the jets and burn a forechecker or defenseman wide, which at times can limit his transition ability. Cole Perfetti has come up with different ways to stay sane as he patiently waits to chase his dream of playing in the NHL. 65 – Elite Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The following clip is one of about a half dozen that I have on hand, where Perfetti is able to survey the offensive zone from the half wall on the powerplay before delivering a perfect, hard pass across to his teammate for an easy one-time goal (#91 in Blue): Perfetti has a great amount of finesse to his offensive game and his passing ability is no exception. Once in the offensive zone, he has the awareness to not force the play, and smartly plays the puck in deep to secure possession for his team (#91 in White): This awareness and ability to read the play extends to his ability as a forechecker as well. The following goal against Sarnia is a thing of beauty, as he’s able to go one-on-two before turning the netminder inside out with a final move to his forehand, slipping the puck into a mostly-empty cage (#91 in White): He’s able to read and react incredibly quickly with the puck on his stick, as he always has his head up while controlling the puck so he can identify lanes around defenders for both himself and the puck. He scored 37 goals in 61 games with the Saginaw Spirit. Perfetti’s awareness while on the ice is fantastic, which is often demonstrated in all three zones as he’s a very intelligent 200-foot player. It claims no rights to the trademarks featured or mentioned on the website. I could show a dozen clips of him going bar down on OHL goaltenders and it would honestly never get old; he’s a terror when he’s given time to load up for a wrister and he very rarely misses his mark. 50 – Average (I wouldn’t blame you if you shut down your computer after that). The aspects we’ve already outlined – power, precision, and finesse – all come into play while completing breakout passes, and this gorgeous outlet pass is an excellent example of that, as Perfetti is able to send a perfect tape-to-tape backhand saucer pass through the neutral zone to a teammate in stride (#91 in White): These passing attributes are made even more dangerous in the hands of an intelligent attacker, which Perfetti absolutely is. He can beat goaltenders from distance with just a wrister, which isn’t something a lot of players are able to do with the amount of power and accuracy Perfetti has. Scouts have the centre ranked as a top-5 … It seems fans hoping to see players such as Dylan Samberg, Kristian Vesalainen, Cole Perfetti and Ville Heinola in the lineup regularly this season might want to temper their expectations. After receiving the feed from a teammate, Perfetti is able read the netminder dropping into his butterfly too early, and is able to adjust accordingly to slide the puck into an empty net (#91 in White): Perfetti’s shooting ability is arguably the most exciting thing about his skill set, as his shot is among the best in this draft class. For perspective, Tyler Seguin (86 points in 51 games played during the 2007-08 season) and Mitch Marner (86 points in 55 games played during the 2012-13 season) are both alumni of the same league. 25 – Very Poor By watching the tape, you can tell Perfetti would much rather be on the offense, and that is usually evident by the lack of effort he turns in on some occasions in that area of the ice. This site is intended for informational and entertainment purposes only, and is in no way affiliated with any product, brand, or topic covered on the site unless otherwise specifically stated. 30 – Poor Player: Cole Perfetti The following clip is an example of how Perfetti’s lack of a high-end gear can deny some offensive opportunities through the transition game, as he corrals the puck in his own zone but is unable to pull away from an oncoming forechecker, forcing an offensive zone turnover (#91 in White): Perfetti is a dynamic and slick puck handler, as his hands are typically what allows him to open up space on the ice and generate offensive opportunities for both himself and his linemates. Sam Cosentino, lead Draft Analyst for Sportnet, was the latest to reveal his top 10 rankings for the 2020 NHL Draft, where Cole Perfetti was ranked second and Quinton Byfield was ranked third. These numbers led his team, and he also helped the Spirit to a 45-17-6 record, as well as a trip to the OHL conference finals. Cole Perfetti. The following clip is a great example of how good he is at creating zone entries, as he’s able to identify a clear lane into the zone while keeping his head up with the puck on his stick. Team: Saginaw Spirit. RFA YEARS CAP HIT; Roslovic, Jack: 1: $2,350,000: DRAFT YEAR ROUND 1 ROUND 2 ROUND 3 ROUND 4 ROUND 5 ROUND 6 ROUND 7; 2021: 2022: 2023: ROSTER. His hands are quick and precise, and often times he’s able to react quickly to expose holes in the defense as they develop. 45 – Below Average His shot is a terrifying component that junior goaltenders just don’t have an answer for and should translate nicely to the NHL (#91 in Blue): Physicality: 50 In his first season with Saginaw, he tallied 74 points (37 goals, 37 assists) in 63 games, to go along with a plus-36 rating. A former 5th Overall pick in the OHL Draft, Perfetti has long been considered a top prospect for the 2020 NHL Draft, and his production only lends credence to this assertion. You can see for yourself here, as he’s able to pick a perfect corner over the shoulder of the Kitchener netminder (#91 in White): Perfetti does not need to be in tight to beat netminders, which makes him such a scary player to play against. Perfetti is a player that’s a bit slight-of-frame, as he stands at approximately 5’10” and 185 lbs. Additionally, Perfetti participated, like much of the other 2020 draft-eligible prospects, in the 2019-20 Hlinka Gretzky Cup. Due to this, it will be at least a year or two before he can meaningfully contribute at the NHL-level. The main two are defense and the ability to avoid getting hit. The processor on Cole Perfetti is outstanding in hockey sense. Perfetti is a dynamic and slick puck handler, as his hands are typically what allows him to open up space on the ice and generate offensive opportunities for both himself and his linemates. 10 in 2020 (WPG) Jakob Pelletier: 19: No. Author: Team Explanation. Player: Cole Perfetti Position: LW Shoots: Left Height: 5’10” Weight: 185 Team: Saginaw Spirit (OHL) Nationality: Canada Today we’ll be taking a look at Cole Perfetti, a well-rounded and elusive Canadian forward who plays for the Saginaw Spirit in the Ontario Hockey League. Shoots: Left Perfetti is a very competitive kid, and while on the forecheck is able to identify and clog up outlet lanes that opposing puck carriers are attempting to utilize while carrying the puck out of their own zone. There are a few areas where Perfetti does need to improve. Although size isn’t as important as it used to be in the NHL, especially at forward, it’s still a factor, especially in a bigger, more physical Western Conference. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Today we’ll be taking a look at Cole Perfetti, a well-rounded and elusive Canadian forward who plays for the Saginaw Spirit in the Ontario Hockey League. Perfetti, no doubt, falls into this group of elite talent. A former 5th Overall pick in the OHL Draft, Perfetti has long been considered a top prospect for the 2020 NHL Draft, and his production only lends credence to this assertion. 75 – Special Beyond power and accuracy, Perfetti’s shot release might just be my favorite thing about his shot. Canada's Cole Perfetti (11) battles for a rebound during third period against Finland in IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. Usually players of this size, a great example being the 5-foot-9 Marco Rossi, rely on superb skating to combat this issue. The Winnipeg Jets chose Cole Perfetti from the Ontario Hockey League’s Saginaw Spirit with the 10th overall pick in the NHL draft on Oct. 6, 2020. His offensive game is on par, or even better than the likes of Marco Rossi and Quinton Byfield. In addition to making hard, accurate passes, Perfetti also has the wherewithal and awareness to make soft touch passes or deliver precise saucer passes in the offensive zone. And somehow, everyone around him thinks he deserves even more attention for those two things than he gets.My story: https://t.co/SIvTzItKOJ pic.twitter.com/F1YybmrYGr. During the 2017-18 season, he played 64 games in the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) where he tallied 125 points (52 goals, 73 assists). Photo Credit: Aaron Bell/CHL Images Cole Perfetti? Several scouts have him listed as a left-wing, while others have said this will not work, as his play faltered when he was switched to winger during different stints during his junior career. He has played his whole junior career in Canada and has long established himself as a prolific scorer. He put up 37 goals and 74 assists for 111 points in 61 games for the Saginaw Spirit. This makes him not only a dangerous in-zone attacker but also a dangerous transition player, which allows him to make up for some of his skating deficiencies which were highlighted earlier. Skating: 50 Most Hockey pundits have labeled Perfetti and Byfield to be the highest picks to come out of the Ontario Hockey League this year. 80 – Generational. 26 in 2019 (CGY) Alex Newhook: 19: No. 70 – World Class 28 in 2019 (CAR) Connor McMichael* 19: No. Perfetti rarely is seen with his head down while he’s on the ice, which is one of the things I love the most about him. These totals were higher than consensus number two overall pick, Quinton Byfield, and top defensive prospect Jamie Drysdale. Perfetti’s skating ability can be summed up as roughly average. Later in the same game, you can see how Perfetti can use his agility to be elusive and transition the puck through the neutral zone, as he’s able to evade checkers with his footwork and puck skills before getting to full speed in the neutral zone (#91 in White): The previous clip also gives us a glimpse into what often allows Perfetti to beat defenders with regularity. Perfetti is a skilled and dangerous goal scorer, and we’ll be examining his play in depth using the following six attributes: Skating, Puck Skills, Passing Ability, Hockey Sense, Shooting Ability, and Physicality. 35 – Bad Like Holtz, he has an incredible shot that’s equally powerful and accurate, combined with a sick release. Team: Saginaw Spirit (OHL) To this point in the 2019-2020 season, Perfetti has amassed 13 goals and 42 points in just 27 games for the Spirit, which was preceded by an electric showing at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, where he led the tournament with 8 goals and 12 points in 5 games for Team Canada. Your email address will not be published. Perfetti i. s a skilled and dangerous goal scorer, and we’ll be examining his play in depth using the following six attributes: Skating, Puck Skills, Passing Ability, Hockey Sense, Shooting Ability, and Physicality. cole perfetti nhl comparison While Perfetti doesn't wow you with his measurable in terms of size or strength, his mind is the asset that makes him a dangerous offensive player and puts him on the path to becoming an impactful NHL player for many years. Here, we see an excellent example of how Perfetti is able to make soft passes after making astute reads, as he’s able to complete a short area pass into open space for his defenseman to step into, who makes no mistake (#91 in Black): Beyond completing in-zone passes, Perfetti is also more than capable of completing difficult passes to start the transition game. Goals in 61 games with the Devils selecting Rossi, rely on superb skating to combat issue! 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