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Cole Perfetti Profile

Cole Perfetti
Ht/Wt: 5'10"/177 lbs
Position: C/LW
Team: Saginaw (OHL)

Cole Perfetti's Player Profile

Caitlin Berry - Dobber Prospects - Sept. 30th: "He is creative with the puck, and with skilled stickhandling, he can fool defensemen and goaltenders alike. Perfetti is an agile skater, able to make quick cuts and changes direction with ease."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - Sept. 21st: "Perfetti sees the game differently than everyone else in this class. He sees seams others don’t. He recognizes the way opposing defenders are reading the zone before the defenders even recognize what they’re seeing in that zone."

Mike Morreale - NHL.com - Aug. 25th: "A skilled forward with a high hockey IQ, compete and a great release on his shot. Perfetti was second in the OHL with 111 points (37 goals, 74 assists) in 61 games."

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com - Aug. 25th: "As much as Perfetti's skill level stands out, it's his smarts and high hockey IQ that allow the 18-year-old left-shot forward (5-10, 177) to always be in the right spot in all three zones."

Steve Kourmianos - The Draft Analyst - Aug. 10th: "Considered by many to be one of the smartest forwards from the 2020 crop, Perfetti is a deadly dual-threat type who can blister the puck with pinpoint accuracy or split the seam in half with a no-look dart onto a teammate’s blade"

Chris Peters - ESPN - June 30th: "He can score, he can make plays and his skill is elite. But what I like best about Perfetti are his vision and offensive sense, giving him the ability to pick apart opposing defenses on the rush or in the zone."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - June 25th: "Is a magician in the offensive zone with his ability to change pace and find teammates. Goal-scoring has always been part of the skill-set."

Ryan Kennedy - The Hockey News - May 11th: "If you need offense, Perfetti is your guy. Not only is he a deadly shooter, but he also uses his smarts to dish off when the opportunity arises."

Trege Wilson - The Hockey Writers - May 11th: "Cole Perfetti is an excellent puck handler with great hockey IQ, compete level and skill. He was second in scoring in the OHL and had a tremendous Hlinka/Gretzky tourney."

Josh Bell - The Hockey Writers - May 11th: "He needs to improve on his skating to really make an impact at the next level, but he has the potential to be something great."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - Apr. 8th: "An elite hockey brain and an abundance of character will allow him to transition easily to the NHL. It may not be as early as next year, but down the road he’s a top-six player all day long."

NHL Central Scouting analysis - NHL.com - Apr. 3rd: "Excellent puck handler and puck skills, vision and execution are on another level. He's elusive and can turn on a dime, evading checks and giving himself time and space to utilize his offensive arsenal. He has incredible hockey IQ and a feel for the game, can slow the play down to his pace, draw the attention of every defender and finds a pass no one else in the arena sees coming."

Cam Robinson - Dobber Prospects - Apr. 1st: "A highly productive pivot who can set it up almost as well as he can finish it himself. Has nice puck skills to go along with high-end intelligence. Lacks the two-step quickness to be considered a locked-in future star, but he’s not far off."

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com - Mar. 20th: "A skilled left-handed shot with high hockey IQ, compete and a great shot. Perfetti was second in the OHL with 111 points (37 goals, 74 assists) in 61 games. He ended the regular season with 26 points during a 12-game point streak (eight goals, 18 assists)."

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com - Mar. 6th: "A skilled left-hander with high hockey IQ, compete and a great shot, Perfetti ranks second in the OHL with 104 points (36 goals, 68 assists) in 58 games."

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