SAGINAW, MI – Cole Perfetti loves when the spotlight shines on him whenever he has his skates on and hockey stick in hand. That, however, is not quite the same case off the ice.
The 5-foot-10, 177-pound center from Saginaw of the Ontario Hockey League would sometimes rather fly under the radar than be the subject of discussions about the best prospects in the 2020 NHL Draft.
Let’s just say he’s not completely comfortable with nicknames like “Goal” Perfetti or Cole “Perfectti.”
“I kind of get a little embarrassed when people talk about me,” said Perfetti, an A-rated skater on NHL Central Scouting’s preliminary players to watch list. “I just try to keep an even keel and keep my head level. And sometimes it’s a little weird when people are talking about you. So sometimes I wish it was just normal, but it’s all good and it’s fun. It’s pretty cool to have your name talked about like that.”