June 5, 2020
TORONTO, ONT– The Canadian Hockey League is proud to announce that forward Shane Wright of the Kingston Frontenacs is the 2019-20 recipient of the CHL Rookie of the Year Award presented by Wawanesa Insurance.
Wright led all CHL rookies in scoring with 66 points including 39 goals and 27 assists in 58 games competing as the league’s youngest and only full-time 2004-born player after being granted exceptional status by Hockey Canada.
“Wawanesa Insurance is proud to present the 2019-20 CHL Rookie of the Year Award to Frontenacs forward Shane Wright,” said Selena Hinds, Vice President of Brand, Communications and Community for Wawanesa Insurance. “We’re all missing hockey right now, but players like Shane remind us the future is bright, and we’re looking forward to cheering Shane on next season.”
May 15, 2020
KINGSTON, ONT – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that forward Shane Wrightof the Kingston Frontenacs is the 2019-20 recipient of the Emms Family Award handed out annually to the OHL’s Rookie of the Year presented by Wawanesa Insurance.
“Wawanesa Insurance is proud to present the OHL Rookie of the Year award to Shane Wright of the Kingston Frontenacs,” said Selena Hinds, Vice President of Brand, Community and Communications for Wawanesa Insurance. “Although the season was abbreviated, fans still had the opportunity to see some terrific hockey, with Shane Wright’s skill really standing out. We are excited to see what the future holds for you, Shane – way to go!”
May 13, 2020
KINGSTON, ONT – After they selected Shane Wright first overall in the Ontario Hockey League draft last year, the Frontenacs invited the Don Mills Flyer product to Kingston City Hall to formally introduce him to the community.
“We forgot to mention to Shane that he would have to get up and speak,” recalled general manager Darren Keily with a smile. “We said basically, ‘Hey Shane, you got to say a few words,’ and he didn’t skip a beat. He got up in front of a large crowd of people and handled himself really well. It goes to show his maturity.”
April 9, 2020
KINGSTON, ONT – As the latest OHL prospect to receive the exceptional status designation to join the league a year early, center Shane Wright joined the Kingston Frontenacs with a ton of hype. As an underager, he led the minor midget Don Mills Flyers to a nearly unbeaten 2018-19 season and an OHL Cup title. Naturally, the Frontenacs snapped him up with the first overall pick in the 2019 OHL Draft and made him the focal point of a rebuild that saw the team starting from scratch.
January 3, 2020
From the outset, it looked as though Kingston wouldn’t have much firepower this year and another finish in the basement was predicted. But Wright surpassed expectations and even threatened John Tavares’ exceptional status rookie scoring record in the OHL, before the remainder of the OHL campaign was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Not only did Wright lead all OHL rookies in scoring with 39 goals and 66 points in 58 games (Tavares had 77 as a rookie with Oshawa; Connor McDavid had 66 with Erie), but he also led the Frontenacs in scoring, with a seven-point margin. When the season was cancelled, Kingston was in a playoff spot.
KINGSTON, ONT – If you’ve watched the Kingston Frontenacs play at all this season, you already know there’s something special about Shane Wright.
The centreman sits second atop the OHL rookie scoring race with 18 goals and 13 assists for 31 points in just as many games through the opening half of his first season in the league. He plays a 240-foot game with remarkable acceleration and a wicked shot.
Behind closed doors he leads practice drills, he puts 100% into every rep of his workouts, and doesn’t cut corners. He’s a leader among the five other rookies on his team and shows them how to do what comes naturally to him: put up big points.
December 28, 2019
KINGSTON, ONT – Nick King and Shane Wright have been named Assistant Captains for the remainder of the season. They will join Captain Jakob Brahaney and Assistant Jake Murray.
“Since Nick has joined the Frontenacs, he has been a leader on the ice and in the locker room” said GM Darren Keily. “His experience has been important in a dressing room full of younger players”
“Although Shane is a young player, he has earned the privilege of having a letter on his jersey.” continued Keily. “He has been a leader since joining the Frontenacs in September”