The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have selected forward Cole Perfetti with the 10th overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.
Perfetti, 18, finished second in OHL scoring last season with 111 points (37G, 74A) in 61 games with the Saginaw Spirit. The product of Whitby, Ont. was also second in the OHL with 74 assists. He was selected to the OHL’s Second All-Star Team and as the OHL and CHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year. In 2018-19, Perfetti led OHL rookies with 37 goals and 74 points, as he was named to the OHL’s All-Rookie team. In two OHL seasons, he has tallied 185 points (74G, 111A) in 124 games.
Perfetti is the fifth player the Jets have selected in the top 10 of the first round since relocation in 2011, joining Mark Scheifele (7 – 2011), Jacob Trouba (9 – 2012), Nikolaj Ehlers (9 – 2014), and Patrik Laine (2 – 2016). Perfetti is also the third player the Jets have selected from the OHL in the first round, joining Scheifele and Logan Stanley (18 – 2016).