Sean Day is indeed exceptional.
The Ontario Hockey Federation announced Thursday that Hockey Canada has granted the 15-year-old ‘exceptional player’ status and is eligible to enter the Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection on Sunday, April 6, 2013.
“Sean Day should be very proud of himself in attaining exceptional player status,” OHF Executive Director Phillip McKee said in a release. “The evaluation process is very extensive and reviews all aspects of the player’s life. We all look forward to seeing Sean continue his development as a player and person in the OHL next season.”
A Special Evaluation Panel assembled by Hockey Canada evaluated Day’s level of maturity and hockey and academic documentation in granting him the status.
Day joins the likes of Connor McDavid, Aaron Ekblad and John Tavares as players to receive the distinction.