The Winnipeg Jets selected Perfetti, a forward from Whitby, Ontario, with the No. 10 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. The Jets had Crystal Hawerchuk, wife of the late Hall of Fame center Dale Hawerchuk, the best player in the history of the original Jets, announce the selection.
Perfetti played center and wing for Saginaw of the Ontario Hockey League in 2019-20 and set a team record and finished second in the OHL with 111 points (37 goals, 74 assists) in 61 games. That came after he scored 74 points (37 goals, 37 assists) in 63 games for Saginaw in 2018-19, his first season in the OHL.