Sean Day, Defenseman
Sean Day was drafted in the third round by the Rangers and plays a position that faced a lot of criticism last season: defense.
This two-way defenseman will be entering his fourth season in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Mississauga Steelheads.
In his first OHL season, 2013-14, Day skated in 60 games and scored only six goals and 10 assists.
The very next season provided a very big turn around for the 6’2″, 229 lb defender. He finished 2014-15 with 36 points, 26 of which came via the assist.
Last season, the point total went down to 22 for Day. However, he should have a good season this year with Mississauga.
The Blueshirts could use help on defense wherever they can get it, but don’t look to Day to bring the help already. He is still young and needs seasoning.
Being in the same boat with Gettinger, Day has something to prove over the course of the tournament. Additionally, he can show the Rangers why they made the smart move in drafting him.