The 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase rosters were announced yesterday and two Rangers prospects, Sean Day and Timothy Gettinger, were both selected to represent their nations.
Gettinger, a native of North Olmstead, Ohio, played for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds this year and put up 54 points (31 goals, 23 assists) for the Central Division champions. He also served as the team’s alternate captain for each of the last two seasons. Gettinger has shown promise so far, and will hopefully bring that talent soon to MSG.
As for Sean Day, the Canadian defenseman was a staple on the backend for the Memorial Cup champions, the Windsor Spitfires. He racked up 32 points (12 goals, 20 assists) from the blueline during the regular season, and added five assists during the OHL playoffs. Day is a mobile defenseman who has very good wheels and a big shot. He has the ability to rush the puck up the ice to start the forecheck, and also has good awareness in his own zone. His defensive game needs a bit of work, but he can become a Roman Josi type player if he reaches his full potential.