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Leafs acquire Rychel from Columbus

The Toronto Maple Leafs, parent club of the AHL’s Toronto Marlies, acquired left wing Kerby Rychel from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for defenseman Scott Harrington and a conditional draft pick.

Rychel recorded two goals and seven assists in 32 NHL games with Columbus in 2015-16, and added six goals and 21 assists for 27 points in 37 games with the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters. Rychel added one goal and five assists in 17 playoff games as the Monsters won the Calder Cup. 

The 21-year-old Rychel tallied 12 goals and 21 assists in 51 AHL games as a rookie with Springfield in 2014-15, and also had three assists in five NHL games with Columbus. Rychel was a first-round pick by the Blue Jackets (19th overall) in 2013.

Harrington, 23, tallied one assist in 15 NHL games with the Maple Leafs and one goal and two assists in 17 AHL games with the Marlies in 2015-16.

A second-round draft pick by Pittsburgh in 2011, Harrington has tallied eight goals and 31 assists for 39 points along with a plus-32 rating in 141 regular-season AHL games with Toronto and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, along with one goal and two assists in 26 Calder Cup Playoff outings. He also has one assist in 25 NHL games with Toronto and Pittsburgh.