Rangers place former 'exceptional status' player Sean Day on waivers
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The New York Rangers placed defenseman Sean Day on unconditional waivers, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Day was granted "exceptional status" into the OHL as a 15-year-old. He's one of just seven players in CHL history to receive the honor.

Player League Year
John Tavares OHL 2005
Aaron Ekblad OHL 2011
Connor McDavid OHL 2012
Sean Day OHL 2013
Joe Veleno QMJHL 2015
Shane Wright OHL 2019
Connor Bedard WHL 2020

Day was selected fourth overall by the Mississauga Steelheads in the 2013 OHL Priority Draft despite being a year younger than all of his counterparts. Tavares, McDavid, and Ekblad all went No. 1 in their respective drafts.

Despite putting together a solid junior career, Day did not dominate in the OHL like many expected and was picked by the Rangers in the third round of the 2016 NHL draft.

Day turned pro in 2018 and split the last two seasons between the ECHL's Maine Mariners and AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack. The 22-year-old has tallied 18 points in 62 career AHL games.

As a former highly touted prospect, Day could become an intriguing reclamation project for an organization willing to take a chance on him.

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