Cole Perfetti made Saginaw Spirit history on Sunday, helping them clinch a spot in the 2020 OHL Playoffs with a 6-3 win in North Bay.
After becoming the OHL’s second player to reach the century mark this season on Friday in Sudbury, Perfetti tacked on a goal and an assist on Sunday, surpassing Jack Combs‘ 2007-08 high watermark of 100 points as he brought his total to 102 through just 56 games.
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Perfetti’s 102 points place him second in the OHL behind fellow draft eligible prospect Marco Rossi of the Ottawa 67’s. The 18-year-old from Whitby, Ont. has 35 goals and 67 assists on the campaign, increasing his career total to 176 points (72-104–176) over 119 regular season contests. Perfetti helped the Spirit reach the Western Conference Championship Series as a rookie last spring, chipping in with 14 points (8-6–14) over 16 playoff outings.
Originally Saginaw’s first round (5th overall) pick in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection, Perfetti was the fourth-ranked North American skater on NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Draft Rankings released in mid-January. He recently competed in the Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game last month in Hamilton.
Perfetti, who has recorded at least four points in a game five different times this season, comes off an impressive rookie campaign that saw him finish as runner-up in OHL Rookie of the Year voting as he scored a Spirit rookie record 37 goals in 63 contests. He was a big part of Canada’s silver medal-winning National Under-18 Team that competed in last summer’s Hlinka Gretzky Cup, finishing the tournament with 12 points (8-4–12) over just five games.
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