At the 2022 NHL Entry draft, the Montreal Canadiens shocked the hockey world when they went with Juraj Slafkovsky
with the first overall pick instead of Shane Wright
who was projected to go first for over a year.
To make matters worse, Wright didn't get selected second by the New Jersey Devils or third by the Arizona Coyotes. Wright instead fell into the lap of the Seattle Kraken at fourth.
Mathias Brunet shared with BPM Sports, a French Podcast some information on how Shane Wright
was doing during his first NHL camp, and had some interesting details to share as well:
scored a great goal in an inter-squad game with 10 seconds remaining, the winning goal. A typical shot, a good shot! And he (Dave Hakstol, the Kraken head coach) said, 'You got the goal and I got a lot of other stuff.' Fuck that, I was like, 'I'm going to reporting'' is good. I am an open-minded person. Just because people like (Juraj) Slafkovsky doesn't mean Wright isn't good or the other way around. That's the flower side. They said they were going to give him every chance to start in the National League. But I was watching a podcast with the beat guy from Seattle and apparently a couple of times on the ice during practice he threw tantrums at the American League coaches. It worried him. At one point, Dan Bylsma gave instructions and he looked at him wanting to say: ''What is that!?'' It's a little disturbing side. It's primadonna! I give you both sides of the coin, but the guy on the podcast picked it up!
There had been some reports after the draft that Wright fell because of his attitude and was even being compared to Nail Yakupov at one point.