Things really haven't gone according to plan for Shane Wright thus far in his professional career, going back to this summer during the 2022 NHL Draft in which he was expected to be selected with the 1st overall pick. He eventually fell to 4th, where he was taken by the Seattle Kraken. Of course, fans will always remember his stare down of the Montreal Canadiens table as he walked on stage, though he said that was taken out of context.
In the meantime, he's struggled to gain a footing in the NHL, having played in only seven games this year (registering a single assist) with the Kraken and having been a healthy scratch on multiple occasions. He would soon be sent on a conditioning loan to Seattle's American Hockey League affiliate Coachella Valley Firebirds, and now he finally has himself his 1st professional goal.