KINGSTON, ONT – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Shane Wright of the Kingston Frontenacs, Owen Van Steensel of the North Bay Battalion, Matthew Poitras of the Guelph Storm and PJ Forgione of the Saginaw Spirit have been named Academic Players of the Month for December.
East Division: Kingston Frontenacs captain and top 2022 NHL Draft prospect Shane Wright is the OHL East Division Academic Player of the Month for December. Recording an 87 percent average at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, Wright also worked on his studies remotely throughout his time representing Canada at the recent World Junior Hockey Championship.
Wright maintains a full academic course load, which includes achieving a 92 percent in English, and a 97 percent in Religion.
“Since being granted exceptional player status and selected first overall in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection, Shane has continued to excel, setting and upholding the highest standard for himself, both on and off the ice. He is an exceptional role model to both his class and teammates,” said Frontenacs academic advisor Kristi LeSarge.
The Burlington, Ont. native and former OHL Rookie of the Year has earned 30 points (11-19–30) in 22 games this season. This marks Wright’s second time receiving East Division Academic Player of the Month honours.