The Lightning have extended a former exceptional status player on a deal that will see him likely playing for their AHL affiliate.
Lightning Extend Former Exceptional Status Player
When thinking of a CHL exceptional status player, one normally thinks of Connor McDavid
, John Tavares
, or Connor Bedard
. But of all of the stars that were exceptional status, there is one player who never quite made the NHL impact we thought he would.Sean Day
was granted exceptional status to enter the OHL a year early and play against top competition. This led many to expect to see him one day lighting things up in the NHL but he has done far from that.
Playing only two career NHL games at the age of 25, Day has been lackluster, to say the least. This has not stopped him from carving out a career in professional hockey. Today, the Lightning announced the extension they gave Day.
This is a nice low-risk bet by the Lightning as Day will likely spend most of the time with the Syracuse Crunch but he still could slot into some NHL games if the Lightning start to struggle with injuries.
Day had 14 points in 63 AHL games last season after posting 40 in 69 a year prior.