Kraken Shane Wright Dealt in Junior Blockbuster

Seattle Kraken top prospect Shane Wright recently won a gold medal with Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships and the team then quickly loaned him back to the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League. While Wright returned to junior, he never suited up for a game in Kingston as he was dealt in a blockbuster deal to the Windsor Spitfires.

As per reports:

The Ontario Hockey League's Kingston Frontenacs are trading star forward Shane Wright and a conditional 14th-round pick to the Windsor Spitfires. In exchange, the Spitfires are sending the Frontenacs forward Ethan Miedema, defenceman Gavin McCarthy and seven draft picks including: a second pick in 2023, a third-rounder in 2023, fourth-round picks in 2024 and 2025 a conditional sixth-round pick in 2024, and two conditional picks (a fifth-rounder in 2024 and a sixth-rounder in 2025).

Wright was drafted fourth overall by the Kraken last season. He collected one assist in seven games and was sent down to the AHL. He went on to score four goals in five games in the minors, then scored his first NHL goal against the Montreal Canadiens, who passed on Wright with the first overall pick.

Wright earned the CHL Rookie of the Year award in 2020 and was the Frontenacs captain, the youngest ever in OHL history. He'll look to help lead the Spitfires to an OHL championship and a berth in the Memorial Cup.

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