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Shane Wright will play for Windsor Spitfires in Junior thanks to a typically bonkers Junior trade.

It’s coming up on the halfway point for Canadian Junior, and that means it’s time for some truly goofy trades.

Kingston Frontenacs v Peterborough Petes Photo by Ken Andersen/Getty Images

Canadian Junior is hilarious in the way it does transactions. Players are often moved for boatloads of picks for nearly half-decades down the road (and prior to recently, often were. There were trades for picks nearly a decade and change out), and often in bulk so they could .

So it should stand to reason that Kingston, who has not been great since Shane made his way to the NHL/AHL/World Juniors, would engage in one such trade, as they proved tonight!:

So yes, Kingston traded Shane Wright and a 15th round pick in the OHL Priority Selection (oh my god thinking about a 12+ round draft sounds like agony how do the Lookout Landing guys do that) for, are you ready for the list?

  • Ethen Miedema, a big ol’ 17 year old defenseman with 69 points in 101 OHL games (nice)
  • Gavin McCarty, another defender with a high +/-
  • 2023 2nd round choice in the OHL Priority Selection
  • 2023 3rd round choice in the OHL Priority Selection
  • 2024 4th round choice in the OHL Priority Selection
  • 2024 5th round choice in the OHL Priority Selection
  • 2024 6th round choice in the OHL Priority Selection
  • 2025 4th round choice in the OHL Priority Selection
  • 2025 5th round choice in the OHL Priority Selection

7 picks, two defenders, and all for one conditional pick at the very end of the draft, and Shane Wright. Windsor is going aaaaaall the way in on winning the OHL and the Memorial Cup.

As for the Kraken? Well?...Not much changes, Shane Wright just gets to play in a different uniform and building about 6 hours west. Good for him, good for him.

Best of luck to Shane in his new team in Windsor, Ontario!