Shane Wright reveals if the viral look was aimed at Canadians

Shane Wright wants to clear things up and let everyone know that he didn’t stare at a bunch of Montreal Canadiens staffers.

As the 18-year-old took to the stage after being selected fourth overall by the Seattle Kraken in the NHL Draft this week, Wright appeared to take a bit of an extended look at the table where Montreal leaders were at. job. But Wright explained himself in an interview during the broadcast of Sunday’s game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Seattle Mariners, letting the world know he hadn’t glared at the team. who dropped him in favor of Juraj Slafkovsky.

“Not at all, no,” Wright said. “I was just looking at the cameras in front of me. To be honest, I don’t really remember being on stage. Just a whirlwind for me. I wasn’t intentionally trying to stare at anyone. Maybe it looked like that from the video, or whatever, but there was no intention to stare at anyone.

“I just looked at the camera and I guess their table was right behind it, so it kinda looked like it, but there was no intention behind it.”

Shane Wright says he didn’t watch the Montreal Canadiens draft table after slipping to 4th overall. (Photo via @TimandFriends/Twitter)

Intention or not, Wright is still slightly sour about dropping to fourth overall after being the consensus top draft-eligible prospect for most of the year.

“I will definitely have a little chip on my shoulder for sure, a little more motivation,” Wright told reporters. “I’ve always been motivated and I push myself internally. But it will give me a little more fire, that’s for sure.

With all that competitive nature bottled up, Wright already enjoys being a member of the Kraken. So much so that he confessed on the show that he sacrificed his Blue Jays fandom to cheer on his hometown Mariners.

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