Wright, Slafkovsky vie for No. 1 draft status; Wings’ Walleye down 2-0

Buffalo, NY – Shane Wright landed a steak dinner with the Montreal Canadiens at the NHL’s pre-draft combine this week. Juraj Slafkovsky brought the sizzle.

Whatever attributes separate the two players considered to be the top-ranked prospects, a lack of self-confidence isnt among them.

“I’m competitive. I always want to be first. I always want to be best,” Wright said Friday, when reminded of telling Canada’s TSN earlier in the week that he believed he “deserved to be the No. 1 pick.”

From Burlington, Ontario, the 18-year-old center is ranked first among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting, and enjoyed the privilege of having dinner with the Canadiens, who own the first pick.

“I was about to order and I mentioned, `Hey, I was looking at the steak but it’s pretty expensive, $60 or something,'” Wright said. “And they were like, `Ah, go ahead and have it.’ So I made sure it was all right before.”

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