The Rangers have signed defenseman Sean Day to a three-year entry level contract that starts next season. (Cap Friendly)
Day was the Rangers first pick in this past year's draft, 81st overall. He has played in 52 games for the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL this season after a trade from the Mississauga Steelheads and has 11 goals and 15 assists.
Day was just ranked as the third best Rangers prospect in The Hockey News Future Watch and they wrote, "Imagine the pressure of being in the same category as John Tavares, Connor McDavid and Aaron Ekblad. Day was the fourth player to be granted 'exceptional' status and enter the OHL at 15. The Belgium-born, Detroit raised D-Man with great feet may never reach lofty heights -- family and conditioning issues undermined his progress -- but the Rangers took a flyer on him. He's raw and lacks hockey sense, scouts say, but a nutrition change and a trade to Windsor have helped as Day as improved his production."