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Blue Jackets sign ’13 first-round pick Rychel


The Columbus Blue Jackets are making sure to take care of business with their recent draft picks.

The team announced they’ve signed 2013 first-round pick Kerby Rychel to his three-year entry-level contract.

Rychel was one of three first-round picks by the Blue Jackets in the 2013 draft. Forwards Alexander Wennberg (14th overall) and Marko Dano (27th overall) were the other two.

This season in the OHL with the Windsor Spitfires and Guelph Storm, the 6'1" 205-pound winger has a total of 17 goals and 28 assists in 30 combined games.

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