Blue Jackets sign 1st-round pick Kerby Rychel


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed left wing Kerby Rychel of the Ontario Hockey League's Guelph Storm to a three-year entry level contract.

Rychel was the Blue Jackets' second of three first-round picks in the 2013 NHL draft, selected 19th overall.

The 19-year-old has 17 goals and 28 assists with 17 penalty minutes in 30 games with Windsor and Guelph this season.

Rychel is currently playing for Team Canada at the IIHF World Junior Championships in Sweden.