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Kerby Rychel
Born October 7, 1994 (1994-10-07) (age 27)
Torrance, California
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Columbus Blue Jackets
Lake Erie Monsters (AHL)
NHL Draft 19th overall, 2013
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2014–present

Kerby Rychel (born on October 7, 1994) is an American-born Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing as a prospect for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round (19th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Kerby's father is 1996 Stanley Cup winner Warren Rychel.

Playing Career[]

Kerby was originally selected 21st overall in the 2011 OHL Priority Selection by the Barrie Colts.

He was rated as a top prospect and was a first round selection at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

In his debut professional season in 2014–15 on an injury plagued Blue Jackets roster, Kerby was recalled from AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons and made his NHL debut on November 29, 2014 in a game against the Nashville Predators.

Career Statistics[]

Regular season and playoffs[]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors OHL 30 2 6 8 47
2010–11 Windsor Spitfires OHL 32 5 8 13 26 18 2 5 7 14
2011–12 Windsor Spitfires OHL 68 41 33 74 54 4 2 0 2 5
2012–13 Windsor Spitfires OHL 68 40 47 87 94
2013–14 Windsor Spitfires OHL 27 16 23 39 15
2013–14 Guelph Storm OHL 31 18 33 51 28 20 11 21 32 23
2014–15 Springfield Falcons AHL 51 12 21 33 43
2014–15 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 5 0 3 3 2
NHL totals 5 0 3 3 2

International Statistics[]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Canada Ontario U17 Template:Goca 5 2 2 4 0
2012 Canada WJC18 Template:Brca 7 5 3 8 12
2012 Canada IH18 Template:Goca 5 1 1 2 0
2014 Canada WJC 4th 7 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 24 8 6 14 12

International Play[]

Kerby has enjoyed a standout major junior career.

During the 2010–11 season he won a gold medal with Team Ontario at the 2012 World U-17 Hockey Challenge and during the 2011–12 season, he won a bronze medal with Team Canada at the 2012 IIHF World U18 Championships.

During the 2012–13 season, Kirby was an invited participant at the 2013 CHL Top Prospects Game.

Awards & Achievements[]

  • World U-17 Hockey Challenge Gold Medal with Team Ontario (2012)
  • Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Gold Medal with Team Canada (2012)
  • IIHF World U18 Championship Bronze Medal with Team Canada (2012)
  • CHL Top Prospects Game (2013)
  • CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2014)

Personal Life[]

Kerby was born in Torrance, California, but grew up in Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

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