Kell played one season for the Wellington Dukes of the OPJHL before joining the Knights. In 42 games he recorded 30 points (13 goals, 17 assists).
2003-04: Kell had a solid debut season with the London Knights. In 62 games, Kell led all Knights rookies with 23 points (nine goals, 14 assists) and 48 PIM. His + 15 was also a Knights rookie high. Kell also played remarkably strong in the playoffs, finishing fourth on the Knights with 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in 15 games. He finished second in playoff scoring for rookies, trailing the leader by just two points while playing in nine fewer games.
5th round, 131st overall, 2004 Entry Draft by Chicago
2004-05: Kell continued to establish himself as one of the leagues top defensive forwards in the league during his second season with the Knights. In 63 games, Kell recorded 33 points (16 goals, 17 assists) with 57 PIM. He also recorded a +24. Unfortunately, Kell could not duplicate his post-season success from the prior year. He only recorded five points (one goal, four assists) in 12 games.
2005-06: Entering his third season with the Knights, Kell did not imagine playing any other position but his natural forward. Not only did Kell finish the regular season with a career high 38 points (10 goals, 28 assists), but he also finished it playing defense. Due to injuries to regular Knight’s defensemen, Kell was forced to move to the blue line for the final two months of the season. Kell adapted to the position change, and played very solid defense for the Knights.