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Kerby Rychel | Winger | #21

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (21) / 10/7/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (19) / CLM

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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. May 21 - 6:49 AM

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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.
May 15 - 6:25 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.
Feb 29 - 11:35 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.
Jan 23 - 10:57 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.
Jan 19 - 9:54 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.
Jan 14 - 10:55 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
Jan 9 - 6:20 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled Kerby Rychel from the AHL.

Reports surfaced last week saying Rychel asked from a trade out of Columbus earlier this season. With Nick Foligno (upper body) on IR, Rychel will get another shot in the NHL. The 21-year-old has three assists in 11 games this season.
Jan 9 - 5:17 PM

During a meeting with Columbus brass along with his father and agent in training camp, Kerby Rychel demanded a trade from the team.

In short, it appears that Rychel is both confused by and fed up with playing in the AHL. And why wouldn't he be? The 19th overall pick in 2013 has posted 17 goals and 50 points in 70 games with Springfield/Lake Erie. He even has six assists in 16 NHL games. Interested teams of note include the Rangers, Flames, Maple Leafs, Red Wings, Canadiens, and Ducks.
Jan 3 - 5:43 PM

Kerby Rychel recorded an assist in Columbus' 5-3 loss to San Jose on Sunday.

Rychel has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four games. He was summoned from the minors after Brandon Dubinsky suffered an upper-body injury that's likely to keep Dubinsky sidelined for at least another week.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 08:46:00 AM

Kerby Rychel was called up from the minors on Saturday.

Rychel was recalled due to the injury suffered by Brandon Dubinsky. Rychel had a shot on goal, a hit and a blocked shot in 8:23, the lowest time on ice total on the Blue Jackets. He will likely see fourth line duty during this recall so do not expect much fantasy-wise from Rychel.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 02:17:00 AM

Kerby Rychel has been sent to the minors.

Rychel has four goals and 10 points in six AHL games this season. He's participated in six career NHL games and has recorded three points over that span.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 04:40:00 PM

Kerby Rychel has been recalled by Columbus.

The Blue Jackets placed David Clarkson (back) on injured reserve Wednesday and Rychel has been brought up to fill his spot on the roster. Rychel has generated four goals and 10 points in six games with Lake Erie of the AHL this campaign.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 05:16:00 PM

Kerby Rychel will be sent back to the AHL.

The move will allow the Blue Jackets to activate Alexander Wennberg for Tuesday night's game versus the New York Islanders. Rychel logged 9:18 of ice time during his NHL debut on Saturday night against Chicago. He fought Trevor van Riemsdyk in the contest and finished with a minus-1 rating.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 12:23:00 PM

Kerby Rychel will indeed play Saturday night against the Blackhawks.

Rychel has scored 14 goals and 40 points in 58 career AHL games, and comes with excellent NHL pedigree. So if he's able to take advantage of this opportunity, both fans and Columbus could have a lot to cheer for soon.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 07:38:00 PM

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