Kraken recall forward Shane Wright from AHL

Seattle Kraken forward Shane Wright reacts after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, in Seattle. (Stephen Brashear/AP)

The Seattle Kraken have recalled forward Shane Wright from the AHL’s Coachella Valley Firebirds.

Wright has scored 20 goals and 43 in 56 games in the AHL.

The 20-year-old last played in the NHL back in November where he appeared in three games but did not register a point.

Kraken general manager Ron Francis indicated that Wright could be an option down the road when speaking about a possible call-up.

” We really like where Shane is right now. We really like the way he’s playing. Our focus on Shane is making sure that he’s 100 per cent ready to go when next season starts and he’s in our lineup,” Francis told “That doesn’t mean we won’t see him before the end of the year, but there’s no guarantee we will see him. We’ll see where things go here as we move into the last month and a half.”

The fourth overall pick from the 2022 NHL Draft has two points in 11 career games in the NHL and 49 points in 64 career games in the AHL.

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