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“The heart of the team beats through the Blueshirts’ Blue Line Big Three — Ryan McDonagh, Dan , NY • United States • 19 Years Old • Male
The New York Rangers owned six draft picks in the 2016 Draft, they did not have a pick on the first night of round one. On day two the Rangers lucked out big time and when their pick came up at 81 in the third round they wasted no time selecting Defenseman Sean Day from the OHL Mississauga Steelheads. Day,18 is a two way defender who possesses elite talent but has struggled to maintain consistency throughout his time in the OHL. It is impressive when you look at Day because he is 6'3'' and weighs 225 pounds and is still growing. Scouts rave about how well Day skates and how hard he can pulverize a slap shot. He is able to get around the ice so smoothly and his strides are effortless. Craig Button on TSN gave his evaluation on Day and sees him as a mobile number 5-6 defenseman. Bob McKenzie believes he compares to John Moore in terms of his elite skating and untapped offensive upside. He had a family issue that set him back during his time in the OHL for awhile. According to many the personal issue was his brother was involved in a vehicular homicide case. The Rangers have not selected in the first round in five years. Their last first round selection was Defenseman Brady Skjei out of the US developmental program and he is in line to start the season in the NHL in the top six. Back to Day, he is probably a good 3-4 years away from hitting the Madison Square Garden Ice but if he continues to work hard and is serious about carving out a successful NHL career, then this kid may become one of the NHL's next big stars when he arrives.
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