REPORT: Shane Wright involved in TRADE rumours after bad start in Seattle

Published November 2, 2022 at 4:21 PM

One can't help but feel sorry for Shane Wright. He was projected to go first overall, then was passed on by not one, not two but three teams and ended up going 4th to the Seattle Kraken.

But after pondering on it for awhile, this could have been a good thing for him right? He is going to a new franchise who did very poorly last season, should have a chance to play and grow with the team? Problem is, he isn't playing and isn't growing.

The Kraken have now placed 11 games this season and Shane Wright has only been dressed for 5 of them, in which he has 1 assist and has played less than 7 minutes per game.

He is 4 games away from finishing the 9 game tryout, in which he can be sent back to juniors without burning a year off his contract. But the weird thing is, GM Ron Francis said that his hope was to keep him this season and not send him back to juniors.

According to these two NHL Insiders, if the Seattle Kraken do decide to send him back to the Ontario Hockey League, it is very likely that his Kingston Frontenacs will trade him:

There is a path for the Kraken and the OHL to be proactive about this. Get Wright moved to a team that wants to win this season, somewhere he will play big minutes in big games. The Ontario league wins, too. Wright would be a big draw. Marek would drag his family around like the Clampetts in a massive station wagon. (One hitch: No player selected in the first round last season can be traded until Jan. 1. My suggestion would be, if the player agrees to it, make the deal.) Get Wright on the ice and reap the rewards. Now, and for many years to come in the Pacific Northwest.
Credit: Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman

November 2   |   301 answers
REPORT: Shane Wright involved in TRADE rumours after bad start in Seattle

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