CLEVELAND – With the first of four consecutive road games looming on Friday in Milwaukee, Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters announced Wednesday that Monsters left winger and leading scorer Kerby Rychel was recalled by the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets for the third time this season.
A left-handed shooter, Rychel was selected by Columbus with the 19th pick of the first round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
A 6’1”, 205 lb. native of Torrance, CA, Rychel registered four goals, ten points and a +4 rating in six AHL appearances for the Monsters this season and tallied five penalty minutes while logging nine-plus minutes of ice time in his lone NHL appearance for Columbus this season, a 4-1 road loss in Chicago on October 17th.
In six career NHL games played for the Blue Jackets, Rychel, 21, has three assists, seven penalty minutes and a +2 rating to his credit.
Next up for the Monsters, it’s a four-game road trip beginning with a Friday tilt vs. the Milwaukee Admirals with full coverage from the BMO Harris Bradley Center underway at 8:00 pm.