The Ontario Hockey Federation announced on Friday that forward Shane Wright of the Minor Midget AAA Don Mills Flyers has been granted 'exceptional player' status to enter the Ontario Hockey League Draft a year early. 

Wright is the fifth player to be granted 'exceptional player' status in the OHL, following John Tavares, Aaron Ekblad, Connor McDavid and Sean Day. 

Tavares, Ekblad, and McDavid were all chosen first overall in the OHL Priority Selection and were later selected first overall in the NHL Draft.