DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji profiles Saginaw Spirit center Cole Perfetti this evening, and Perfetti’s been linked to the Red Wings on a regular basis over the past couple of months. As Wakiji notes, Perfetti himself has discussed the connection:
“I’ve had some good talks with them (the Red Wings), a couple of times,” Perfetti told The Hockey Writers. “I have another talk with them coming up this week. It’s crazy to hear people talking about that. I don’t think they even know who they’re taking yet with there still being 3 1/2 weeks to go. There’s a lot of great hockey players in this draft. I’m just trying to stay away from that and keep my head focused. When I have an interview with any team, I want to make the most of it and show who I really am.
“It would be really cool to play in Detroit being only an hour down the road from them and then be really close to my billets who I’ve grown very close to. I consider them my second family. I talk to them almost every day since I’ve been home. They’ve been amazing to me and I can’t thank them enough. To be only an hour away from them would be awesome. At the end of the day any team would be amazing and I’d be honored and thrilled to hear my name called to play for any organization.”