Jets prospect Cole Perfetti earns spot in opening night lineup

Cole Perfetti explained his reaction to learning he had made the Winnipeg Jets out of training camp.

Top Winnipeg Jets prospect Cole Perfetti will make his NHL debut in the team’s season opener on Wednesday night against the Anaheim Ducks.

With Mark Scheifele suspended for the first game of the season, the Jets had a roster spot open for Game 1.

Perfetti, a centre, had nine goals and 17 assists in 32 games for Manitoba of the AHL last season.

The Jets picked the native of Whitby, Ont., 10th overall in the 2020 NHL Draft.

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