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Henrik Rybinski Signs NHL Entry Level Contract with the Washington Capitals

Penticton, BC (Canada) - Kaizen Sports Agency is pleased to announce that client, Henrik Rybinski, has agreed to terms with the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL) on an Entry Level Contract (ELC) beginning next season.

The Vancouver native has signed a three-year NHL deal which will run through the 2024-25 season. Henry will join the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) for the remainder of the season upon the conclusion of the Seattle Thunderbirds playoff push.

Rybinski, 20, has recorded a career-high 54 points (18g, 36a) in 39 games with the Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League (WHL) this season. The 6’2”, 185-pound forward leads Seattle with 1.38 points per game and ranks second in points and assists. The Vancouver, B.C., native has recorded 15 multi-point games this season and is tied for the team lead with four game-winning goals. Rybinski has additionally won 428 of his 775 face-offs this season (55.2%).

"We couldn't be happier for Henrik and his family, " stated Kaizen Managing Director Michael O'Rafferty. "The daily competition against the elite competition in the WHL has been a great platform for him. The real headline is about a person overcoming adversity while maintaining an unwavering belief in his ability to succeed when the path forward wasn't always clear. The Capitals now have an A-list prospect (and person) in their pipeline and we are grateful for the opportunity."


Kaizen Sports Agency is recognized for its exceptional client representation, strong performance and progressive corporate culture. Kaizen is a Japanese term meaning "change for the better". Our philosophy promotes continual improvement, through a gradual and methodical process. Kaizen Sports Agency stands for quality and passion. Client success is at the heart of our work.



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