Top Left Header
Header
Sports
Arrow
Spitfires Rychel identified as possible NHL first round pick
Chris Savard
OurHometown.ca

Spitfires Rychel identified as possible NHL first round pick
Windsor Spitfires forward Kerby Rychel has been identified by NHL Central Scouting as a potential first round pick in next summer’s NHL Entry Draft. Rychel, 17, lead the Spitfires in scoring last season with 41 goals, 33 assists for 74 points. Kerby is the son of Windsor General Manager and former NHLer Warren Rychel.

Windsor - September 19, 2012 - Windsor Spitfires forward Kerby Rychel has been identified by NHL Central Scouting as a potential first round pick in next summer’s NHL Entry Draft.

On Wednesday, NHL Central Scouting released it's preliminary list of players to watch in North America and Europe. The lists help scouts track the top draft-eligible players entering the 2012-13 season and are comprised of A, B and C players for the upcoming season in each of the major junior hockey leagues.

All "A" skaters have been identified as potential first-round picks, while "B" players are considered second- or third-round candidates. The players on the "C" list are thought to be fourth-, fifth- or sixth-round possibilities.

Rychel, 17, lead the Spitfires in scoring last season with 41 goals, 33 assists for 74 points. The Tecumseh native also notched 54 penalty minutes. Kerby is the son of Windsor General Manager and former NHLer Warren Rychel. Rychel who will turn 18 next month, will be relied on again this year to lead the Windsor offence.

The only other Spitfire to make today’s list was forward Jordan Maletta, who was identified as possible late round NHL pick. In his first OHL season last year, the St. Catharines product notched 20 points in 57 games.

Other Spitfires who have already been drafted include LW Ben Johnson (New Jersey Devils), C Michael Clarke (Colorado Avalanche), D Nick Ebert (Los Angeles Kings) and C Brady Vail (Montreal Canadiens).

The Windsor Spitfires will kick-off their 2012-13 Season on Thursday night when they play host to the Owen Sound Attack. Game time is 7:05 pm at the WFCU Centre in Windsor. The newest Spitfire, Emerson Clark will make his debut for the home team. Clark, was acquired today in a trade with the Oshawa Generals.


Follow OurHometown.ca on... Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow us on RSS Follow Us with E-Mail Updates!
Send Us Your Thoughts


Title - Story Count
8,373 Stories & Growing Daily...

To date OurHometown.ca has posted a total of 8,373 stories! News, sports, hockey, lifestyle, opinion and more!

Be sure to check out our Contributors and Columnists archives!


Title - More OH Headlines
Click on Photo or Story Title for more info
Detroit Grand Prix Canceled for 2020
Team Canada will not send athletes to Games in summer 2020 due to COVID-19 risks
NBA to suspend season following Wednesday
Lyn St. James to Race in Historic Trans-Am Series at the 2020 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix
2019 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear Fast Facts
OurHometown.ca News Database Last Updated:
Aug. 14, 2020 @ 7:30 AM EDT


Footer
Free Sitemap Generator