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Fantasy Summary

Creative, intelligent pivot who owns an elite release. Can control the game in a myriad of ways.


Observations

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April 2022 – Perfetti has been limited to 18 NHL games so far this season. After cracking the opening night roster and serving for two games before being a healthy scratch, he was held off the scoresheet and averaged just 8:56 of ice time over the two game span. He made his way to the minors, where the then 19-year-old looked quite comfortable, sporting a near point per game pace (six goals, nine assists) in 17 games. Perfetti made his inevitable Jets return on January 6th , where he gained confidence by the game. Despite playing 63% of his time in the Jets’ impressive top-six forward group, he averaged 14 minutes per night, seeing limited power-play time and scoring seven points. Stemming from a hit on February 17th , Perfetti was placed on LTIR (March 4th), with no clear timeline for his return at the moment. Justin Kaye

October 2021 – Perfetti, the Winnipeg Jets’ 10th overall pick from the 2020 NHL entry draft, made his NHL debut versus Anaheim. The 5-foot-10 center played right-wing while skating on a line with Adam Lowry and Jansen Harkins. He received just under 10 minutes of ice time, finishing at minus-one with one hit. The Jets, of course, were without number one Center Mark Scheifele, who was serving the final game of his suspension, which he received during last year’s playoffs for steamrolling the Habs’ Jake Evans. Obviously, there is the possibility of Perfetti having a new set of linemates upon Scheifele’s return for game two of the season. The Ontario native is a former World Championship Gold Medal winner, known for his shiftiness and playmaking ability has Jets fans excited for what’s to come. He adds to an already potent offense up in Winnipeg. Brendan Ferry

October 2020 – Perfetti was drafted tenth overall by the Jets. Perfetti fell a bit further than expected based on most pre-draft rankings. He could push for an NHL job in 2021-2022.  Jokke Nevalainen

September 2020 – Perfetti will look to pick up where he left off last season where he pumped the stat sheet full. Word is the 18-year-old has been adding speed and strength to his repertoire during the pandemic-induced break. If that’s the case, then watch out world. This kid has the smarts, release , vision and puck skills needed to be a star. Add in a quicker first three steps and some more strength and it could be a scary proposition. Cam Robinson

February 2020 – The Saginaw Spirit forward has flipped the script a bit this season. He led all first-year OHLers in goals and points last season. He followed that up by destroying the Hlinka-Gretzky tournament last summer – scoring a record-tying eight goals. But this year, he’s transitioned away from his shoot-first motto. The 18-year-old trails only Marco Rossi for points and assists in the OHL. He’s become a more well-rounded threat and his draft stock as continued to rise. The explosiveness in his skating continues to elude him, but outside of that, he’s possesses everything you look for in a premier fantasy asset. Cam Robinson 

July 2019 – The fifth-overall selection in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection had a terrific rookie CHL campaign. His 37 goals and 74 points in 63 games led all first-year OHLers. What makes Perfetti so dangerous is his ability to read the play, find the soft areas of the ice, and finish with deadly accuracy. His release is right near the top of the class. The 17-year-old could stand to add more explosiveness to his stride to better increase the likelihood of him becoming an NHL sniper. Cam Robinson

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 9.0
NHL Certainty 9.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 1, 2002
Height 5‘10”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 1; Overall: 10

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Toronto BulldogsBrick Invitational6 5 49 0|Playoffs2 2 46
 2013-2014 Whitby Wildcats QC Int PW4 2 13 0|        
 2014-2015 Pro Hockey Selects U13WSI U136 4 37 4|        
  Whitby Wildcats U14 AAAETAHL U14- - -- -|        
 2015-2016 Whitby Wildcats U15 AAAETAHL U15- - -- -|        
  Whitby Wildcats U15 AAAOHF Bantam AAA8 6 410 0|        
  Pro Hockey Selects U14WSI U147 4 1014 4|        
  Pro Hockey Selects U15 WSI U157 3 47