Jets sign first-round pick Perfetti to three-year deal

Jets sign first-round pick Perfetti to three-year deal

The Winnipeg Jets signed 2020 first-round pick Cole Perfetti to a three-year, $4.975 million entry-level contract on Monday.

The 18-year-old, Ontario-born center was the 10th overall pick in last month’s draft.

Perfetti tallied 111 points (37 goals, 74 assists) in 61 games for the Saginaw Spirit in the Ontario Hockey League in 2019-20.

He was the leading scorer in the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup with 12 points (eight goals, four assists) in five games as Team Canada won the silver medal.