Sean Day said that he would like to move on from his junior hockey career in the OHL and transition to the pro game but said that he has to show the Rangers that he is ready to play pro hockey. (NY Post)
He said that he is going to do whatever he can to take the "next step" and show the organization that he is "ready.' (NY Post)
Day is able to play in the AHL this season and was also invited to Team USA's World Junior Camp. (NY Post)
He said that his overall game has gotten "a lot better" and that his offensive game "jumped another level" after he was traded to Windsor. (NY Post)
Gordie Clark said that Day has "elite size," is an "animal" physically and said that his trade to Windsor was a "blessing" for both Day and the Rangers. He's in a good place right now." (NYR)
Day said recently that he has the "size, skill, speed and mental game" to play in the pros and that he just needs to "step in, be confident and play. If it's the right fit, then it'll work out." (NHL.com)
Adam Rotter: My guess is that the Rangers will start Day in Hartford and see how things go for the first couple of months before, hopefully, letting him play a main role for Team USA at the World Juniors. After the World Juniors the Rangers can decide if Hartford or going back to Windsor in the OHL would be best for his development. The Rangers handled Anthony Duclair in a similar way a few years ago, though Duclair was in the NHL and not AHL, and he played a big role in the WJC and then went back to junior. With the retooling on defense and the addition of multiple prospects the Rangers can afford to take things slow with Day. He looks to be an important part of the Rangers future but there is no need to rush him, especially as a 19-year old.