Shane Wright is the consencus number 1 pick in the 2022 Draft; he has all the tools to be the league’s next superstar.
Physical Play Good
Offensive Play Excellent
Defensive Play Good
Hockey Sense Excellent
- Dynamic Playmaker with a sniper’s release
- A threat on the power play with his one timer
- Uses his size well to protect the puck and to get around defenseman
Areas of Improvement
- Although He is a good defender, his defensive zone coverage could improve
There is a reason why Shane Wright has been a consensus Number 1 pick since last year.
In his first year in the OHL, as a 15-year-old, he broke many OHL records and even ended up wearing an A for Kingston by Year’ end. Wright finished his rookie season in the OHL with 39 goals and 66 points in 58 games; nothing short of spectacular. The OHL didn’t have a season during the 2020-21 season, but that didn’t stop him from dominating the U18 World Championships for Team Canada, which he Captained. At the U18s, Wright scored an impressive 9 goals and 14 points in 5 games, leaving no doubt about his superstar status. Shane Wright is so tough to stop because he doesn’t have many weaknesses offensively; he has a good frame and uses it well to shield the puck and to get by defensemen. Wright not only is a terrific goal scorer, but he can also play the role of a playmaker if needed. I would compare Shane Wright to former OHL superstar Steven Stamkos; the two have really similar play styles, and I could definitely see Wright be a dynamic goal scorer like Stamkos in the future.
Skill: A Dynamic playmaker with a goal scorer’s release
NHL Comparable: Steven Stamkos
NHL Potential: NHL Superstar
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