Shane Wright Makes Shocking Comments on Juraj Slafkovsky's Meteoric Rise to Stardom

Published February 23, 2024 at 7:26 PM
After a disappointing freshman and start to his sophmore year we have seen a sudden rise of 2022 1st overall pick Juraj Slafkovsky, which has been extremely impressive. The forward ranked himself first in Montreal Canadiens history for the longest point streak ever as a teenager with 12 points in that span. (6G, 6A)
Juraj Slafkovsky is finally showing what he can do and why he was drafted so high. Top 5 pick in the 2022 draft spoke out on his recent surge.

Wright makes comment regarding Slafkovsky

Shane Wright has past history out there in Montreal as according to draft rankings, he was the consensus number one. On July 7th, the Habs opted to pass on Wright in favour of the Slovakian sensation. Wright showed his displeasure.

"His reaction in the stands of the Bell Centre, upset and eagerly waiting to be drafted, gave him a certain reputation as a spoiled child. His glance towards the Canadiens' table was not well received either. Wright, a competitor, had expressed before the draft that he wanted to be the first player selected and that he felt he deserved it." - Nicolas Cloutier

"Slafkovsky is playing very well right now," Wright conceded during a videoconference interview with TVA Sports. "In the last month, he has played some very good hockey in Montreal. Obviously, he is where I want to be. I want to perform in the NHL. My time will come, I hope. I have to believe in the plan." - Wright

Wright has yet to have a permanent stent in the NHL as he is currently developing well with the Coachella Valley Firebirds, the Kraken's affiliate team with an almost point per game pace.

It will be enjoyable watching these two battle it out over the coming news.