Seattle Kraken Call Up Top Prospect From AHL

Published November 8, 2023 at 9:00 PM

The Seattle Kraken made a major roster move today ahead of their next game against the Colorado Avalanche tomorrow night.

Kraken Call Wright Up From AHL Coachella Valley

The team announced today that they were calling up Shane Wright and Ryan Winterton from their AHL affiliate, Coachella Valley.

Wright was famously drafted 4th overall by the kraken in 2022 when most people in the hockey world expected him to go 1st overall. The Canadiens famously took Juraj Slafkovsky instead. Winterton was a 3rd round draft pick of the Kraken in 2021. He is yet to play an NHL game in his career.

Kraken Look To Get Back In The Playoff Race

Many people around the hockey world expected the Kraken to be playoff contenders again this season after they went on a surprising run last year, knocking off the defending cup champions in the first round. So far things have not gone the same way this year as the team's scoring touch seems to have faded. Their struggles on defense and goaltending have persisted but now they can no longer reliably outscore their problems.

Wright has 4 goals and 6 points in 7 games with Coachella Valley so far. Winterton has 3 goals and 5 points. Both players are known to be two-way threats so perhaps they can shore up the team's defense while providing a spark offensively.
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Seattle Kraken Call Up Top Prospect From AHL

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