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Intelligent two-way pivot, who can play on the wing.


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January 2024 – In his first season in the NCAA, Perkins has encountered a lot of trouble finding consistency in his game. This is not surprising for a first-year player, but it’s an aspect he will need to work on to progress to the next level. Despite these challenges, Perkins is still young, and he has plenty of time before becoming a concern for the Canucks. Cedrick Blais-Turcotte

June 2023 – Despite a lacklustre point production and low draft rankings, the Vancouver Canucks took a gamble on Perkins in the fourth round (119) due to his intelligence and strong play away from the puck. While his skating and size present challenges, his hockey IQ and versatility make him an intriguing prospect. Perkins’ ability to read the game and contribute offensively through playmaking and finding open ice, combined with his defensive awareness and penalty-killing skills, showcase his potential as a well-rounded player. However, his skating mechanics need significant improvement to fully leverage his intelligence on the ice. Joining the University of Minnesota-Duluth allows Perkins an extended development period, providing the Canucks with time to assess if his intelligence will overcome his current limitations. It remains uncertain if the Canucks could have chosen a higher-upside prospect in the fourth round, but Perkins’ coachability, drive, and potential suggest a chance for success in the future. Dave Hall

Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type NCAA
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 21, 2004
Height 5‘11”
Weight 174 lbs
Drafted 2023 Round 4; Overall: 119


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Saskatchewan Jr. PatsBrick Invitational6 0 00 4|        
 2017-2018 Prairie Storm U15 AASAAHL U1531 7 714 28|Playoffs6 1 12
 2018-2019 Prairie Storm U15 AASAAHL U1531 15 1833 26|Playoffs5 2 68 10 
 2019-2020 Prairie Storm U18 AASAAHL U1824 17 1229 28|        
  Moose Jaw Warriors U18 AAASMAAAHL17 4 610 2|Playoffs6 0 11
  Moose Jaw Warriors U18 AAAMacs Tournament4 0 00 0|        
 2020-2021 Moose Jaw Warriors U18 AAASMAAAHL6 1 56 2|        
 2021-2022 Humboldt BroncosSJHL57 23 3659 34|Playoffs11 1 34 30 
 2022-2023 Youngstown PhantomsUSHL60 15 2944 77|Playoffs9 1 12
 2023-2024 Univ. of Minnesota-DuluthNCAA35 6 915 12|