Former blue chip prospect demoted to ECHL

McDavid, Tavares, Ekblad and… this kid? What happened?

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The New York Rangers have demoted defenseman Sean Day from the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack to the ECHL’s Maine Mariners.

Sean Day has been assigned to the ECHL by the Rangers.

For those unaware, Day was hyped as a can’t miss prospect from his teenage days and was granted “Exceptional Player” status back in 2013, enabling him to join the Ontario Hockey League as a 15 year old. 

Day was just the fourth player in OHL history to have been grant this exemption, following John Tavares in 2005, Aaron Ekblad in 2011, and Connor McDavid in 2012. Tavares, Ekblad, McDavid, Day. One of these things is not like the other…

Day had a rather pedestrian junior career with the OHL’s Mississauga Steelheads and Windsor Spitfires, which led to him slipping in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft until the third round (81st overall). The 20 year old blue liner has gone pointless in six games with the AHL’s Wolf Pack to start the 2018-19 season.