Rangers place defenceman Sean Day on unconditional waivers

John Davidson, the new president of the New York Rangers, second from left, poses for a picture with adviser to the owner, Glen Sather, left, general manager Jeff Gorton, second from right, and coach David Quinn during a news conference in New York (Seth Wenig/AP)

The New York Rangers have placed defenceman Sean Day on unconditional waivers, according to Sportsnet‘s Elliotte Friedman.

The 22-year-old had 20 points in 36 games with the club’s ECHL affiliate, the Maine Mariners, this season, along with four points in 16 games with the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack.

Day was selected in the third round (81st overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft by the Rangers.

He was most notably one of five skaters all time to be granted exceptional player status in the OHL along with John Tavares, Connor McDavid, Aaron Ekblad and, most recently, Shane Wright of the Kingston Frontenacs.

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