Spits add Sean Day in trade with Steelheads

OCTOBER 18, 2016
Spits add Day from Steelheads
(Windsor, ON) – General Manager Warren Rychel is pleased to announce the Spitfires have
acquired defenceman Sean Day from the Mississauga Steelheads in exchange for draft picks.
In addition to the 18-year-old defenceman, Windsor gets Barrie’s 3rd round selection in 2019
and Mississauga’s 6th in 2017. Headed the other way is Niagara’s 2nd round pick in 2018,
Sarnia’s 2nd in 2017, Windsor’s 5th round pick in 2019 and Windsor’s 3rd in 2020.
“We are very excited to add a player of Sean’s caliber to our team,” said Rychel. “He will
strengthen what is already a pretty good defensive group. He’ll have the opportunity to compete
for a Mastercard Memorial Cup while he looks to earn himself a contract with the Rangers. I
think our coaching staff can help him reach new highs in his game.”
Just the fourth player to ever be granted exceptional status by the Ontario Hockey League (John
Tavares, Aaron Ekblad and Connor McDavid), Day was Mississauga’s first round pick (#4
overall) in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection.
The New York Rangers made him their 3rd round pick (#81 overall) at the 2016 NHL Entry
Draft in Buffalo this past June.
In parts of four seasons with the Steelheads, Day appeared in 183 regular season games,
posting 25 goals and 54 assists along with 127 penalty minutes. He also had a goal and three
assists in 11 career playoff contests.
Day will be in the lineup when the Spits host the Kingston Frontenacs Thursday night (7:05)

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