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.
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.