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Sean Day

Sean Day

Belgium-born Canadian ice hockey player
Sean Day
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Belgium-born Canadian ice hockey player
Is Athlete Ice hockey player
From Canada
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 9 January 1998, Leuven, Arrondissement of Leuven, Flemish Brabant, Belgium
Age 23 years
Star sign Capricorn
Stats
Weight: 231 lbs
Sports Teams
Mississauga Steelheads
Sean Day
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Sean Day (born January 9, 1998) is a Belgian-born Canadian-American professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently an unrestricted free agent. Day was selected by the Mississauga Steelheads fourth overall in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection. Day was drafted 81st overall in the third round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Rangers.

Early life

Day was born in Leuven, Belgium, but grew up in Rochester, Michigan. Keith Day, Sean's father, was an executive with a global chemical company, which has taken him all over the world. His family relocated periodically before he was transferred to the Detroit area. Day holds dual Canadian and American citizenship. Due to his family moving around the world, Day first skated on a mall rink in Singapore.

Playing career

Day's application for Exceptional Player Status was granted by Hockey Canada on March 21, 2013, making him eligible to be drafted a year early in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection. Day was the fourth player out of seven to ever be granted the exemption, allowing him to start his major junior hockey career as a 15-year-old. The other players to have previously received the exemption are John Tavares in 2005, Aaron Ekblad in 2011 and Connor McDavid in 2012. He was drafted fourth overall in the OHL Priority draft.

In the 2016–17 season, on October 19, 2016, Day was acquired by Memorial Cup hosts, the Windsor Spitfires from the Mississauga Steelheads in exchange for draft picks. Gearing towards the playoffs with the Spitfires, on March 8, 2017, Day agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the New York Rangers. He would win the Memorial Cup with the Spitfires later that season.

In the 2017–18 season, on January 1, 2018, Day along with Gabriel Vilardi were traded by the Spitfires to the Kingston Frontenacs in exchange for Cody Morgan and six draft picks.

Day began his professional career in 2018 with the Rangers AHL affiliate Hartford Wolf Pack. After a slow start in the first six games he was demoted to the Maine Mariners. He played well enough in 19 games with the Mariners to earn a berth in the ECHL All-Star game, but was promoted back to Hartford before the game.

Day began the following season in the AHL with the Hartford Wolf Pack, but after posting a disappointing 4 points in 16 games, he was demoted to the Maine Mariners, where he would remain until the season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On May 30, 2020, Day was placed on unconditional waivers by the Rangers for the purposes of contract termination. He cleared waivers the following day and the remaining year of his contract was terminated.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2013–14 Mississauga Steelheads OHL 60 6 10 16 34 4 0 1 1 4
2014–15 Mississauga Steelheads OHL 61 10 26 36 62
2015–16 Mississauga Steelheads OHL 57 6 16 22 27 7 1 2 3 4
2016–17 Mississauga Steelheads OHL 5 3 2 5 4
2016–17 Windsor Spitfires OHL 58 12 20 32 20 7 0 5 5 0
2017–18 Windsor Spitfires OHL 27 4 17 21 8
2017–18 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 23 1 25 26 4 16 4 10 14 0
2018–19 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 46 3 11 14 8
2018–19 Maine Mariners ECHL 19 4 11 15 6
2019–20 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 16 1 3 4 13
2019–20 Maine Mariners ECHL 36 5 15 20 27
AHL totals 62 4 14 18 21

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Canada Ontario U17 5th 5 0 3 3 2
2014 Canada Red U17 6th 5 1 3 4 4
Junior totals 10 1 6 7 6

Awards and honours

Honours Year
OHL Exceptional Player Status 2012–13
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 04 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=664438
https://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/2013/11/15/ohler_sean_day_intent_on_earning_his_exceptional_status_feschuk.html
http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/50757-Sean-Day-the-latest-to-be-granted-exceptional-status.html
https://ontariohockeyleague.com/article/ohf-announces-exceptional-player-status-for-shane-wright
http://www.thehockeynews.com/news/article/exceptional-status-pick-sean-day-traded-to-memorial-cup-hosts
https://www.nhl.com/rangers/news/rangers-sean-day-becoming-complete-player-in-windsor/c-287508274
http://windsorspitfires.com/article/vilardi-and-day-traded-to-kingston
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30659450/courant_6nov19_c6/
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30659375/courant_28dec18_c5/
https://www.thetelegram.com/sports/hockey/gauging-the-newfoundland-growlers-success-to-date-dont-forget-to-look-forward-273853/
https://www.toledoblade.com/sports/walleye/2019/01/17/toledo-walleye-echl-hockey-all-star-game-huntington-center/stories/20190117167
http://www.hartfordwolfpack.com/news/detail/sean-day-reassigned-to-maine
https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/rangers-place-defenceman-sean-day-unconditional-waivers/
https://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/1975883/
http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=228106&lang=en
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=170115
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