7/17 | Day has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Tampa Bay.
6/4 | Day says “it was not a good fit” for the Rangers and that he could tell he wasn’t in their future plans. (Sportsnet)
Elliotte Friedman wrote that the Rangers explored trading Day last season but couldn’t find a deal. (Sportsnet)
5/31 | Day cleared waivers and is no longer part of the Rangers organization.
5/30 | The Rangers have placed defenseman Sean Day on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract, according to Cap Friendly.
Day, 22, has split the past two seasons between the ECHL and AHL and his contract is being terminated with one-year remaining.
He was the 81st pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Rangers.
Adam Rotter: Day is most famous for being part of a select group that has been granted “exceptional status” to join the OHL as a 15-year old but he never lived up to that potential. His skating has always been his calling card but there has been question about his decision making with the puck as well as his ability to defend. When he was drafted he joined a thin Rangers prospect pool but a year and a half later the Rangers started to rebuild, started adding defensive prospects and Day fell down the depth chart. It’s been thought that the Rangers had their eyes on Adam Fox for the 81st pick but Calgary snagged him at 66. About four-years later, Fox is starring as a rookie with the Rangers and Day will be looking for his next opportunity.