Shane Wright is Kraken’s first pick in 2022 NHL draft

Shane Wright was the Seattle Kraken’s first pick in the NHL draft on Thursday as the team got the fourth overall pick.

Wright was a forward with the Kingston Frontenacs in the Ontario Hockey League.

The 18-year-old Wright has totaled 94 points in 63 regular-season games for Kingston and also served as captain for the team.

According to a release from the Kraken, Wright ranked second on his team in assists, points and game-winning goals (tied, five) and also ranked in the top 10 in the OHL in scoring and assists. In 2021-2022, Wright was named the Canadian Hockey League’s top prospect of the year and earned All-OHL Third Team honors.

While Wright has spent the last three seasons with the Kingston Frontenacs, he has totaled 160 points in 121 regular-season OHL games.

During Wright’s rookie campaign in 2019-20, he was named Canadian Hockey League Rookie of the Year, among other distinctions.

According to the Kraken, Wright represented Canada in international competition at the 2021 IIHF U18 World Junior Championship, where he won a gold medal.

The Kraken have 11 more picks in the draft, including four in the second round.