• In 2012-13, he led the Spitfires and scored 40 goals for the second consecutive season finishing tied for eighth in the Ontario Hockey League with 87 points (40-47--87) in 68 games and surpassing his 2011-12 points total (41-33--74) in 68 games.
• He is the son of former NHLer, Warren Rychel. Warren was never drafted, but earned his way to the NHL through the now-defunct International Hockey League. He played for Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, Colorado and Anaheim -- winning a Stanley Cup with Colorado in 1996 -- and finished his career with 1422 penalty minutes in 406 games. He is now the part-owner and general manager of the Spitfires.
• Rychel won bronze with Team Canada at the 2012 Under-18 World Championship, tying for the team lead in goals (5), and won gold as an alternate captain at the 2011 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.
• Rychel had a goal and an assist and was selected as Player of the Game in leading Team Ontario to a 5-3 victory over Team USA in the gold-medal game of the 2011 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge. He recorded three goals and four assists for seven points at the tournament.
• Prior to making the jump to the OHL, Rychel had 30 goals and 49 points in 55 games for the Detroit Belle Tire minor midgets.
RYCHEL BLENDING HIS SKILLS WITH HIS DAD’S WORK ETHIC (click here)
: “Fake shot, five hole”
The Dark Knight
“Jeremy” by Pearl Jam
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