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Top NHL prospect assigned to AHL following poor pre-season performance

Updated: Oct 8, 2023

The road to the NHL has been a bumpy one for this fourth overall draft pick, after finding himself back in the AHL prior to the start of the 2023-24 season.

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On Saturday morning, the Seattle Kraken announced that Shane Wright has been re-assigned to the AHL affiliate Coachella Valley Firebirds.

The 19-year-old has struggled to pave a path to the Kraken lineup, after a poor performance in the Pre-Season.

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Wright scored 0 goals and had 1 assist in 3 games this Pre-Season.

In 8 career games, he has scored 1 goal and put up 1 assist with Seattle last season.

His only goal coming against the Montreal Canadiens on December 6, 2022, briefly before being sent back to the AHL.

Is Shane Wright a bust?

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