Most U16 points in the OHL in league history:
77 – John Tavares
71 – Jason Spezza
66 – Shane Wright
66 – Connor McDavid
56 – Michael Misa (2025 prospect)
A year off of organized field hockey really ruined his development. pic.twitter.com/HiyCOG0Nai
– Big Head Hockey (@BigHeadHcky) July 27, 2023
The year before, Shane Wright played his very first season in the circuit, aged 16…
He’s part of a select group, tied with Connor McDavid for third place:
The Kraken prospect didn’t do badly when the OHL resumed. He finished the season of his draft year with 94 points in 63 games, but it’s worth remembering that it took him a while to string together a string of offensive successes.
With a decent and normal development, I really wonder if Wright could have been a lock for the first pick in the draft. Because he showed, at 16, that he had the potential to become a real superstar in the NHL…
Of course, that’s true for Wright, and it’s true for every other prospect his age. Still, it’s an interesting point to make, because we sometimes seem to forget just how good he was when he entered junior.
After all, when your name is in the same category as John Tavares, Jason Spezza and Connor McDavid, it’s because you’re doing something good on the ice. But these guys never missed a full year of action, and now they’ve established themselves at some point in their careers as elite players in the National League.
All this to say that there’s no need to worry, at least for now, about Shane Wright and his progress. I have the impression that he might develop a little more slowly than the others, precisely because of his missed year due to the pandemic…
– The best goalies of each decade.
Most wins by a goaltender in the NHL by decade.
Do any of these names surprise you? pic.twitter.com/b9jbrXWUzX
– BarDown (@BarDown) July 28, 2023
– Makes sense.
– SwissHabs (@SwissHabs) July 28, 2023
– They’re going to be interesting to watch, Capitals.
Capitals add Pacioretty, coach Carbery in bid to get back to playoffs https://t.co/jIX7XNYCsh
– NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) July 28, 2023
– Good question. Where will Matt Dumba play next year?
So… what’s going on with this guy? pic.twitter.com/lELIbe4YUv
– Big Head Hockey (@BigHeadHcky) July 28, 2023