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Frontenacs trade Kraken prospect Wright to Spitfires

Shane Wright Shane Wright - Robert Lefebvre/OHL Images

The Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League traded Shane Wright to the Windsor Spitfires on Monday night, the team confirmed.

The Frontenacs acquired forward Ethan Miedema, defenceman Gavin McCarthy and seven OHL priority selections from the Spitfires in return.

Kingston also sent a conditional 14th-round pick in 2025 to the Spitfires. 

Wright, 19, had been re-assigned to the Frontenacs by the Seattle Kraken on Jan. 6, fresh off of his triumph with Canada at the World Junior Championship.

Wright had four goals and three assists for Canada at the World Juniors.

Taken with the fourth-overall pick of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, Wright has so far split the current season between the Kraken and their American Hockey League affiliate Coachella Valley Firebirds where he scored four times in five games.

In eight games with the Kraken, Wright has registered a goal and an assist in 2022-23, his debut NHL campaign.

The Burlington, Ont., native previously played two seasons with the Frontenacs in 2019-20 and 2021-22.

In 121 OHL games, Wright has notched 71 goals and 89 assists.

Miedema, 17, tallied 11 goals and 20 assists in 36 games and was in his second season with Windsor.

McCarthy, 17, is currently playing for the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL and has four goals, 14 assists and a plus-7 rating in 20 games this season.   

The Spitfires currently sit first in the OHL West Division with a record of 23-9-3-1, while the Frontenacs are third in the East at 17-17-1-1.