New Jersey Devils: 5 Possibilities With 6th-Overall Pick In NHL Draft

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Cole Perfetti

Cole Perfetti is a player that saw his stock skyrocket after an insane season with the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL. His points went way up this season, despite the closures due to the Coronavirus. He has 111 points in 61 games. He scored 37 goals in both seasons, but this year his assist numbers doubled.

Perfetti, like Rossi, is a slightly undersized center. The Devils already have one of those, and frankly a better one, in Jack Hughes. Still, Perfetti is a really nice player that could turn into one of the better players in the NHL Draft.

He appears to be a late bloomer, and if the Devils are willing to wait he could be a top three player in the draft. Perfetti has a ton of potential, but some things he needs to work on. If his skating doesn’t improve, that’s something that’s going to put the fear of God into NHL teams. If you can’t skate in today’s NHL, then you might not want to get taken so high, because the expectations are a little too much.

Still, Perfetti has some of the best puck handling skills in the draft. With as many giveaways that go against the Devils, that skill set is important to them. He can plow through defenses and keep the puck. He also has a finishing ability that will make the Devils really consider him, especially since we think he will be available at six.