Sean Day

by Geoff on March 13, 2017

 

Sean Day, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 229

Born: 1998-01-09

Hometown:  Leuven, BEL/CAN

Drafted: 2016 Draft Eligible

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

March 2017 -- After joining Windsor just five games into this season Day has posted solid numbers as a Spitfire.  The smooth skating Day has posted 30 PTS (12G, 18A) in 55 games - good for second in defenseman scoring after the offensively gifted Mikhail Sergachev.  What's even more impressive is that Day has recorded a plus-12 rating during this stretch, his first time being a plus player in his 4th OHL season.  Day was rewarded with a 3-year entry level agreement with the Rangers in early March.   Geoffrey Kent

October 2016 – Sean Day was off to a hot start this OHL season with five points in five games when he was traded from Mississauga to Windsor on October 18th. Windsor, who hosts the Memorial Cup this year, has an experienced and established defense corps. Day will likely push Tyler Nother out of Windsor’s top four and could be paired with Austin McEneny. His ice time could decrease if Mikhail Sergachev is returned by the Montreal Canadians but he will still get to show his talent on the biggest stage in junior hockey. Dylan Finan

June 2016 – Amid concern about his commitment and work ethic, the massive blueliner kept falling, all the way to 81st overall in the third round when the Rangers decided to give him a chance. He projects as a bust or a beast without much middle ground. Mark Allan

March 2016 – After receiving exceptional status to enter the OHL as a 16 year old, expectations for Day have been understandably very high. Comparing Day to previous exceptional OHL players in John Tavares, Steven Stamkos, Aaron Ekblad and Connor McDavid is understandable. All those players were selected first overall in their NHL draft and have gone on to have mega success in the NHL. Will Day be the first overall pick in the 2016 NHL draft? Not a chance. Will he be a first round selection? Possibly, but it is more likely he slots in as a second round pick. Day has exceptional skating and has a pro ready frame. He has better than average offensive instincts for a defenceman as well. The problem is his commitment, consistency and decision making. Day will return for at least one more OHL season next year after being drafted this summer and his size, skating and smarts will transition just fine into the NHL eventually making him a solid top four minute munching defender like Jay Bouwmeester. It is important to not underrate Day because he will never achieve the success of fellow exceptional status recipients, keeping in mind his game translates well into fantasy hockey as an offensive generating defenceman who has size, skating and transition; valuable commodities sure to see him through to the NHL.

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

Big, smooth-skating mobile defenceman with a hard shot that can carry the offense and has fantasy upside. Future top-four pairing potential – if he puts in the work.

 

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