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Kerby Rychel Profile

Kerby Rychel
Ht/Wt: 6' 1"/200 lbs
Position: C/LW
Team: Windsor (OHL)

Kerby Rychel's Player Profile

Rychel, the son of former NHL player Warren Rychel, has been a productive OHL forward the past two seasons, averaging over a point per game during that span. He has above-average puck skills, good offensive instincts, and a great shot. While he has good skill, I would not define him as a creative player. The Spitfires used him on the right point of their power play, where he was free to unleash his big one-timer. He can be effective in front of the net, as he has good hand-eye coordination, and a quality power game that helps him establish body position. He projects as a good secondary scoring option, with skill and physicality adding to his value. His skating is roughly average; he has some poor mechanics, but decent speed. He also needs to work on his defensive game.
Submitted by: Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus. Click here for Pronman's draft rankings

Coming off a 40-goal season struggled without linemate Alexander Khohklachev prior to return… Possesses NHL size and a knack for scoring goals… Good player in traffic and has a strong net presence… Needs to show a more consistent compete level… Skating an area of development.
Submitted by: The Scouting Report

One of the purest OHL goal scorers eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft, Kerby Rychel has been nothing but extraordinary over the last two years. For someone who scored only seven goals as a rookie, Rychel has surely come alive since being in a Windsor Spitfires uniform. He scored 41 goals in his second OHL season in 2011-12 and the only reason why he was not drafted was because of his birthday being in October 1994. He has been Mr. Everything for the Spitfires, playing in all situations and providing significant leadership on and off the ice. With Windsor's veteran corps from the last two seasons reasonably dispatched, it is good to know that Rychel will be counted upon to provide guidance to younger players on the team, including Joshua Ho-Sang, Adam Bateman, Ryan Verbeek and Sam Studnicka. He is a dynamic skater and he has also shown that he can be a physical force, just like his father Warren before him. He also has incredible versatility and adaptability to any situation. Rychel will be a great addition to any team with a young forward group as he could sure come in and provide much needed assistance.
Submitted by: Margann Laurissa - updated Feb. 4th

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Kerby Rychel Videos

OHL: Kerby Rychel Spitfires

Kerby Rychel Highlights

Kerby Rychel Beautiful Goal vs Erie Ottors [Sep. 9/11]

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