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Kerby Rychel | Winger | #45

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/7/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 207
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (19) / CLM
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Kerby Rychel has been returned to the AHL's Laval Rocket.
Rychel earned one goal and one assist in four outings with the Canadiens after he was acquired from Toronto. He also has eight goals and 12 points in 14 matches with Laval. Apr 8 - 1:17 PM

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Kerby Rychel will play in his first game as a member of the Canadiens against New Jersey on Sunday night.

Rychel, 23, has 37 games of NHL experience with Columbus, in which he had 12 points. The forward was a high-end scorer in major-junior and tallied 12 points in 14 games with Laval in the AHL before his call up.
Apr 1 - 6:44 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have called up Kerby Rychel.

Rychel has 18 goals and 42 points in 69 AHL games this season. The 23-year-old has two goals and 12 points in 37 career NHL contests.
Mar 30 - 5:19 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have acquired Kerby Rychel from the Toronto Maple Leafs as part of a trade for Tomas Plekanec.

The Canadiens got Rychel, Rinat Valiev and a 2018 second-round pick from the Leafs for Plekanec and minor-leaguer Kyle Baun. Rychel, who was drafted in the first-round of the 2013 Entry Draft by Columbus, hasn't played in an NHL game this season. The 23-year-old has played in 37 games during his career, but he hasn't skated with an NHL team since 2015-16. He has 10 goals and 30 points in 55 AHL games this season. The Canadiens might give him a look between now and the end of the season.
Feb 25 - 11:58 AM

Kerby Rychel has been placed on waivers by Toronto.

Colin Greening, Vincent LoVerde, Chris Mueller, Ben Smith and Garret Sparks have also been waived by Toronto. If they clear then they will probably head to the minors.
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 05:24:00 PM

Kerby Rychel realizes that he has an "unbelievable opportunity" in Toronto.

Rychel asked to be traded from Columbus almost a year ago and the Jackets were finally able to honor his request by sending him to Toronto. "This is an unbelievable opportunity for me," Rychel said of playing for the Maple Leafs. "I touched base with the team this afternoon. I’ve got a lot to prove. The window is closing and I’m going to make this a big summer of getting ready." The 21-year-old had two goals and nine points in 32 NHL games last season. He was originally selected in the first round, 19th overall, by Columbus in 2013.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 09:31:00 AM

Kerby Rychel requested a trade from Columbus last off-season.

It took GM Jarko Kekalainen almost a full year to fill the request and it happened on Saturday as Rychel is now a Maple Leaf. Rychel had nine points in 32 games with Columbus last season and won the Calder Cup with Lake Erie as he spent 37 games plus all of the playoffs with the Monsters. He looks to be a third line player at best at this time so stay away from Rychel in pools unless he is a close friend or relative and you feel obligated to take him.
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 07:03:00 AM

Toronto has acquired Kerby Rychel from Columbus in exchange for Scott Harrington and a conditional fifth-round draft pick.

Rychel was the 19th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He recorded six goals and 27 points in 37 games with Lake Erie of the AHL in 2015-16. Rychel also had nine points in 32 appearances with Columbus.
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 02:19:00 PM

Kerby Rychel is having fun again playing in the AHL.

Rychel started off the season with a bang as he had five goals and 20 points in 21 games with the Lake Erie Monsters before a promotion to Columbus. But he struggled at the NHL level with only nine points in 32 games before being sent down on trade deadline day. He continued to struggle with only seven points in 16 games and now has a goal and an assist in nine post-season games with the Monsters who take on the Ontario Reign in the AHL semi-finals starting tonight. "Everybody is playing for each other right now," Rychel said. "Playing in the playoffs ... it’s why you play this sport. We’re having tons of fun, and that’s what I want to focus on right now." Rychel performed well at times in the NHL and the hope is that he can be a top-six forward, perhaps as early as next season.
Sat, May 21, 2016 06:49:00 AM

Kerby Rychel scored the only goal for the Lake Erie Monsters as they lost 6-1 to Grand Rapids Saturday.

Rychel, the Blue Jackets first round pick and 19th overall in 2013, scored his first goal of the playoffs as Grand Rapids staved off elimination and now trail the Monsters 3-2 in the best-of-seven AHL series. If the Monsters are unable to win Game 6, Game 7 will be played in Columbus at Nationwide Arena as Lake Erie plays out of Cleveland and their arena will be used by the Cavaliers on Tuesday and Thursday with a Carrie Underwood (and that's Mrs. Mike Fisher of the Predators) concert on Wednesday. That will force the Monsters elsewhere and fans of the Blue Jackets will be able to see all their prospects up front and personal should there be a Game 7.
Sun, May 15, 2016 06:25:00 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets returned Kerby Rychel to AHL Lake Erie ahead of Monday's trade deadline.

Rychel has posted five goals and 20 points in 21 games for Lake Erie, but just nine points in 32 games for Columbus this season. The disgruntled 21-year-old prospect can still be traded, though he has two seasons left on his Entry Level Contract so Columbus probably isn't in a rush to meet his demands.
Mon, Feb 29, 2016 11:35:00 AM

Kerby Rychel is heating up, scoring his second goal of the week during Saturday's 3-2 loss to Boston.

Rychel now has points in three of his past five games with two goals and five points over that span. Maybe it's about time to give the second generation NHL'er a serious look.
Sat, Jan 23, 2016 10:57:00 PM

Kerby Rychel scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in a 6-3 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Weeks after having demanded a trade out of Columbus, the 21-year-old tallied his first goal in an NHL uniform. The goal came off of a tip-in midway through the first period and gave his team a 1-0 lead. Rychel now has one goal and seven points in 16 games this year. The former first round pick now has five points in his last five games.
Tue, Jan 19, 2016 09:54:00 PM

Kerby Rychel recorded an assist in a 3-1 win against Toronto Wednesday night.

Rychel has five assists in 15 games in 2015-16. That's pretty good considering he's averaged just 8:28 minutes per contest with Columbus. In the AHL, he has 20 points in 21 games.
Thu, Jan 14, 2016 10:55:00 AM

Kerby Rychel will skate on Columbus' third line as they take on Carolina on Saturday night.

Rychel may have just six assists in 15 NHL games, but he has 17 goals and 53 points in 73 games over the past two seasons down on the farm. He'll skate to the left of William Karlsson and Josh Anderson with an opportunity to make a lasting impression.
Source: Craig Merz
Sat, Jan 9, 2016 06:20:00 PM

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