Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Columbus Blue Jackets signed Kerby
Rychel to a three-year, entry-level contract on Tuesday.
The forward was the second of the team's three first-round picks in the 2013
draft, selected 19th overall.
Rychel, 19, has scored 17 goals and collected 28 assists in 30 combined
Ontario Hockey League games with Windsor and Guelph.
"Kerby is a hard-nosed player who is very competitive and possesses a mixture
of skill, the ability to score goals and grit," Columbus general manager Jarmo
Kekalainen said in a statement. "We believe he will be an important part of
our organization for years to come as he continues to grow and develop as a
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