For the third consecutive year and the fourth time since the designation was instituted, the Ontario Hockey Federation has granted exceptional player status to a 15-year-old player. This time, that player is Sean Day of the Detroit Compuware organization.
With this status in hand, Day is now eligible to be drafted at the 2013 OHL Priority Selection that will take place on April 6th. The Ottawa 67's hold the first pick in the draft, but there is no indication yet whether they will use that pick to choose Day.
Day is described as an offensive defenseman with exceptional skating and passing skills. In 63 games for Compuware this season, Day scored 11 goals and added 24 assists while compiling a +47 rating.
The players granted exceptional status prior to Day include New York Islanders center John Tavares, Barrie Colts defenseman Aaron Ekblad, and Erie Otters forward Connor McDavid.
The OHL held a conference call for the media to announce Day's status, which is captured in this Hockey's Future podcast. If you are having trouble with the embedded player, then you can download the file directly via this link.
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