The big rumor involving the young Shane Wright has just been confirmed

Published September 10, 2023 at 12:56

Let's face it, Shane Wright hasn't had the expected start to his professional career. He constantly had to adapt during the last season, playing with no less than four teams last season. Therefore, it's normal that the leaders of the Seattle Kraken now want stability for their prospect.

According to the established rules and because of his age, the 4th overall pick of the 2022 auction can only play in the NHL or the CHL. However, it seems that the Kraken's GM, Ron Francis, has managed to negotiate another option, which would greatly please both parties.

Indeed, according to what Elliotte Friedman reports, if Wright fails to make the Kraken's lineup, he can report to the AHL. This agreement freshly negotiated by Francis will greatly help the development of the now 19-year-old young man.

The Kraken's wish has been granted, and Wright could play in the AHL. Wow! It's rare to see that!

"If Shane Wright does not join the Kraken, the CHL would agree that it makes no sense for him to go back there, and Wright will go to the AHL." - Elliotte Friedman

This agreement now sets a precedent for other teams that are in similar situations wanting to agree with the Canadian Hockey League.

The cancellation of the 2020-2021 season in the OHL prevented him, who had his exceptional player status, from completing the four regulatory years in the Canadian Hockey League in order to turn professional. It's certain that Ron Francis used this point in his negotiations.

In eight games last season with the Kraken, Wright scored one goal (against the Canadiens by the way) and one assist for a total of 2 points. He also accumulated 6 points in 8 regular season games with the Coachella Valley Firebirds in the AHL, in addition to adding 9 points in 24 playoff games.

September 10   |   673 answers
The big rumor involving the young Shane Wright has just been confirmed

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