2013 FanSided NHL Mock Draft: Flames select Rychel


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Previously: The Toronto Maple Leafs (Round 1, #21) select Andre Burakovsky from Malmö.

With the 22nd-overall selection in the 2013 FanSided NHL Mock Draft, the Calgary Flames select, from the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL, Kerby Rychel.

Rychel, a left-wing, stands at 6-0 and weighs in at 185 lbs. He was born in Los Angeles, California, in October of 1994 while his father, Warren Rychel, was playing in the NHL with the Kings. Warren played in more than 800 games in his 12-year pro career. Since 2006, he has been the General Manager of the Windsor Spitfires, the same team his son plays for. But Kerby Rychel didn’t make the team just because he has connections; Kerby was the Spitfires’ leading-scorer the last two seasons scoring 163 points in 130 games. This past season, Rychel suited up for all 68 games and totaled 87 points, 32 more than his next closest teammate.

While he was born in the United States, Rychel competes in national tournaments with Canada.

Per ISS Hockey

Rychel is a very good skating winger who shows long, quick strides and intriguing potential through his rangy frame. He has consistently shown high end offensive production from the slot with his big shot, one of the quicker releases in the draft. 

Style compares to: Chris Kunitz