Shane Wright is called back up

Published April 8, 2023 at 11:35

Shane Wright, initially expected to be chosen as the top pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, was eventually selected by the Seattle Kraken as the 4th overall pick. Despite starting the season with the Kraken, he saw limited playing time and was frequently benched, leading to a five-game stint with the American Hockey League, during which he scored four goals.

Upon returning to the Kraken, he scored his debut NHL goal in a game against the Montreal Canadiens before being sent to compete for Team Canada in the World Juniors, where he played a crucial role in securing a Gold Medal victory.

Following the tournament, he was sent back to the OHL where he was traded to the Windsor Spitfires in the Ontario Hockey League, where he scored 15 goals and 37 points in 20 games but was unable to help his team avoid a first-round playoff loss to the Kitchener Rangers, where he contributed a solitary goal and three points in four games.

Recently, it was revealed that Wright had been promoted to the American Hockey League once again, this time to play for the Coachella Valley Firebirds, who currently occupy the second spot in the Pacific Division.

The #Kraken have assigned forward Shane Wright to the Coachella Valley Firebirds (AHL).

Wright, 19, was acquired by the Windsor Spitfires (OHL) earlier this year, where he had 15 goals, 37 points through 20 games played in the regular season.

The Spitfires were the first seed in their conference, but got swept by the Kitchener Rangers in the first round, as Wright registered one goal, three points in four games.

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Shane Wright is called back up

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