Sean Day may have been granted exceptional status, but that doesn't mean he is being drafted first overall on Saturday.
According to various reports and observations, including Sportsnet's Sam Cosentino, Yahoo! Sports' Neate Seager, Hockey Prospects Mark Edwards and Mike Davies of the Peterborough Examiner, Day could fall as far as fifth in the draft.
Ottawa will almost certainly announce Elgin-Middlesex centre Travis Konecny as the first overall pick at a press conference Friday at 2 p.m. Erie picks next and is apparently leaning towards Toronto Marlies forward Dylan Strome, brother of Niagara's awesome Ryan Strome.
Then it gets interesting. Peterborough picks next and while Day has obvious allure, they may go with Oakville defenceman Matt Spencer, considered to be the most polished defenceman available.
It's hard to believe that Day, who has been compared to Paul Coffey in regard to his skill set, would fall that far, particularly given that Day has an extra year of eligibility, given his early-entrance status.
The OHL draft is notorious for its disinformation and rumour, so it will be very interesting to see how all this pans out.