Shane Wright’s stint within the AHL began off with a bang.
After battling for enjoying time with the Seattle Kraken, coping with delays on his AHL assignment, then lastly being despatched down on a conditioning mortgage, the fourth general decide on this 12 months’s NHL draft made his influence felt in a rush on Tuesday.
Enjoying for the Coachella Valley Firebirds — Seattle’s AHL affiliate — in opposition to the host Calgary Wranglers, Wright scored a slick purpose off the frenzy, beating Wranglers netminder Dustin Wolf glove facet for his first skilled purpose.
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Wright’s purpose tied the sport for the Firebirds early within the second interval, nevertheless it in the end wouldn’t be sufficient because the Wranglers ultimately received 5-3.
Coachella Valley sits sixth within the Pacific Division with a 7-4-2 report following the defeat, whereas Wright completed the sport with the purpose on his lone shot to associate with a -1 ranking.
Wright will get yet one more crack in opposition to AHL Calgary on Thursday earlier than he and the Firebirds head to San Diego to tackle the Anaheim Ducks‘ AHL affiliate this weekend. After that, the Kraken’s prime prospect and his squad will journey for a two-game journey to Henderson, Nev. to tackle the Silver Knights — AHL affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights — for Wright’s fourth and fifth video games of his stint.
As reported by Sportsnet’s Jeff Marek on Hockey Evening in Canada final Saturday, Wright is predicted to return to the Kraken on Dec. 6 for a shot at revenge in opposition to the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens, in fact, snubbed the highest prospect on the draft flooring final summer season after he was widely expected to go first overall.
There isn’t any phrase if Wright will compete for Canada on the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championships.
Wright has performed seven video games with the Kraken, registering one help. If he performs 10 video games, the primary 12 months of his entry-level contract kicks in, taking him nearer to free company.
The five-game AHL conditioning mortgage permits the Kraken to delay a call on if he’ll return to junior, the place Wright’s rights are owned by the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs.
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