Shane Wright, Montreal Canadiens’ first overall draft pick: “Not my choice”

DENVER — Shane Wright would like to be the first overall pick of the Montreal Canadiens In the NHL Draft next month. It's not his decision.

“I have my own opinions on where I think I should go. However, I cannot control the outcome of the situation now. It doesn't matter what my opinion is, or what I say or think. It's in Montreal, their management,” Wright stated to the media as he met with them before Saturday's Game 2 in Denver. “Obviously, I would like to be picked as the number one overall pick. “But at the end it's not mine.”

After winning last month's lottery, the Canadiens have the first overall pick. Montreal will witness an incredible moment if the winner is the first overall pick. The draft is set for July 7, at Bell Centre, the first time since 1985 when the host city has held the top pick.

Wright has been the top prospect in this draft for many years. Wright was 15 years old when he was granted exceptional player status in the 2019-20 Ontario Hockey League season. This made him the sixth player to be allowed early entry to the league. There were NHL stars among the other players. Connor McDavid The Edmonton Oilers John Tavares The Toronto Maple Leafs.

However, Wright is expected to be the first overall pick this year as the draft gets closer. Wright is not considered a franchise-level talent, like McDavid. Auston Matthews were. Other intriguing players are also available at the top of this draft, such as Juraj Slafkovsky (Slovakia) and Logan Cooley (U.S. National Development Program).

Wright has made it less certain that what was once a certain thing. New Jersey Devils No. 2 and the Arizona Coyotes At No. 3 places behind Montreal

“I'll accept any market I get drafted in. It's the NHL. Wright stated, “I'm happy in whatever situation I find myself in, regardless of which team drafts my name.”

Wright claimed that he's not reading mock drafts in the weeks leading to the draft.

“I don't think too much about those. They don't really matter. They don't really matter. People spend a lot time thinking about them. He said that they didn't really matter to him personally.

Matthew Savoie, a draft prospect, has been playing against Wright since they were twelve years old. Wright may play it cool, but Savoie says that it is important to him to win overall.

“I think he really wants the top pick. There has been a lot speculation, much talk. He's a fantastic player all-around. He is a hard worker and plays the right way. He said that Montreal will be a great pick, regardless of how it turns out.”

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