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Upper Deck Signs Presumptive '22 #1 Pick Shane Wright to Exclusive Deal

August 5, 2021, 11:44 AM ET [1 Comments]
Shawn Gates
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This week Upper Deck pulled the trigger on a deal with a player that only a single NHL club will have rights too, albeit having to wait another year to do so! Piggy backing on his upcoming draft year hype, the current top of the mountain in sports collectibles inked Shane Wright, current OHL star prospect and projected first overall pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, to an exclusive spokesperson deal.

What does this mean exactly? In essence, the licensing grants Upper Deck exclusive rights to the production of memorabilia featuring Wright’s signature. This will include not only cards, but jerseys, pucks and varying pieces of art featuring his likeness. During the course of the 21-22 CHL season, this will feature options from, or representing, Wright’s Team Canada or Kingston Frontenacs play, while carrying over into his NHL career subsequent to him being drafted. Similar prospect exclusivity deals have been struck with Connor McDavid and 2020 first and second overall draft picks Alexis Lafreniere and Quinton Byfield, while also in place for past superstars like Wayne Gretzky and Patrick Roy.

One would expect that the first serving of Wright card product to come with the upcoming CHL and Team Canada Juniors releases, raising the prospect of some nice pre-rookie autographed hits. This is assuming, of course, that those products are in the works for the upcoming year (no finalized release dates as of today) as the past year or two have been anything if not unpredictable on many levels. I personally hope they are merely because they’re nice product to break open! Have never regretted buying either…


Positive vibes to you all. Please put some care into you and yours this beautiful day and look out for one another where possible! Our impact on others with even the smallest of actions, is far greater than we tend to realize. My best your way…



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