Sean Day of the New York Rangers was placed on unconditional waivers for contract termination on Saturday afternoon. Although he was given exceptional status to the OHL back in 2013, the native of Leuven, Belgium unfortunately, didn’t live up to the hype. He was granted this status at age 15, an honor only being awarded to six other players in the CHL. Day got off to a somewhat bad start when his brother was involved in a head-on collision in Michigan where he had crossed the double yellow line while driving drunk.
Day played 46 games with the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack and 19 games with the Maine Mariners in 2018-19, but ended up playing more in Maine this past season (36 games) compared to Hartford where he played in 16 games. He recorded 18 points (4G, 14A) through the duration of AHL career. He showed some moments of excellence, but was unable to get it together to crack the roster out of Rangers training camp.
With no interest in trading the defensemen, Day’s contract was officially terminated on Monday and he’s free to resume his hockey career elsewhere. Being Belgian-born, there is some speculation looming as to whether or not he will play in Europe.