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Fantasy Summary

Puck distributing winger with a strong playmaking ability.


Observations

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March 2024 – Rybinski has had a better 2023-24 in Hershey, but there have been some bumps. After an injury/scratch-laden October, Rybinski has been more consistently in the lineup with the Bears, but that just means playing in 37 of Hershey’s 57 games. He has just 10 points in those 37 games as he plays a predominately bottom-six role. Rybinski really needs to bring the skill that got him signed by Washington in the first place. He has just 42 shots in his 37 games as he needs to become much more confident if he hopes to make the NHL. Pat Quinn

 

August 2023 – Rybinski had a tough first AHL season registering 18 points in 51 games, sparingly playing from December to February, and not being able to get in a playoff games as the Bears marched all the way towards the Calder Cup. Hopefully, that can motive Rybinski and he comes in like a house of fire for 2023-24, as Hershey added quite a bit of AHL depth to work towards a back-to-back championship. Pat Quinn

 

February 2023 – Rybinski has struggled to adjust to pro hockey in his first AHL season with just 10 points in 33 games. To be fair to him though he has been mostly playing in the bottom six, so opportunities to score have not been there in a consistent manner. He could do more to help himself as he does not appear as comfortable in the AHL as of yes, especially with just 27 shots in 33 games. He needs to become more engaged and force the coach to move him up the line up. Pat Quinn

 

September 2022 – With Rybinski signing his ELC he will now move from the WHL to the AHL with Hershey where he hopes to have a top six roster spot, but that is far from guaranteed. Being a signed overager the battle is already uphill for Rybinski to make the NHL in the end, and in Hershey he could be used predominately as a bottom six player. Just need to wait and see the season play out for now. Pat Quinn

 

March 2022 – The Capitals signed overager Rybinski to a three-year ELC after Florida never signed him after they drafted him in 2019. He is having a breakout year with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL with 54 points in 39 games. He has only posted below a point per game in one season since being drafted. Rybinsky moves to a team where he will have a chance to play in the NHL in a couple of seasons and should be a great addition as the Capitals look to add more scoring to the Bears in the short term. Overage players are always tough to judge so his production over the next two seasons will be telling towards him making a middle-six, bottom-six, or high-end AHL player style role. Pat Quinn

 

April 2020 – Playing in the WHL, Rybinski took a step backward, statistically, from his over-a-PPG season the year prior. He will return to the WHL, next season, and unless his numbers take a giant swing back toward the positive column, fantasy owners should be mindful that he willl take a while to develop. Keith Fries

 

June 2019 – The Florida Panthers selected the Vancouver native using the 136th pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. Rybinski had a whirlwind of a season split between the Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL), Coquitlam Express (BCHL), and Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) where he last played. After being unhappy with his position on the Tigers roster, Rybinski requested a trade and played in the BCHL until a trade was made. Once traded to Seattle, he made a greater impact collecting 33 points (seven goals and 28 assists) in 33 games. This production over the 68-game season would have put him on pace for 72 points. Rybinski distributes the puck exceptionally well and can use his 6’1” frame with his strong strides to penetrate the offensive blue line. He will need to continue to improve these skills as well as his play away from the puck, especially in his own zone, to make it to the next level. Maxime Tellier

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth June 26, 2001
Height 6‘1”
Weight 189 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 5; Overall: 176

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Vancouver Thunderbirds U15 A1PCBHL- - -- -|        
 2015-2016 Burnaby Winter Club U15 A1PCBHL- - -- -|        
  BCMML Stars 1BC U16 Cup5 2 13 4|        
 2016-2017 Greater Van Canadians U18 AAABCEHL U1837 17 2946 22|Playoffs8 3 69
  Team British Columbia WCCC-16- - -- -|        
 2017-2018 Team Blue U17-Dev3 1 01 0|        
  Medicine Hat TigersWHL63 3 912 18|Playoffs6 0 11
 2018-2019 Medicine Hat TigersWHL14 1 45 10|        
  Coquitlam ExpressBCHL9 1 1112 17|        
  Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL33 7 2835 16|Playoffs6 0 22
 2019-2020 Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL53 11 2031 61|        
 2020-2021 Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL23 7 2128 24|        
 2021-2022 Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL47 21 4465 52|Playoffs19 4 1418 20 
 2022-2023 Hershey BearsAHL51 5 1318 18|        
 2023-2024 Hershey BearsAHL52 5 1116 20|Playoffs7 2 35

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