Forward Caleb Herbert has signed a two-year NHL entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals, the team that selected him in the 2010 NHL Draft.
Herbert spent the 2010-11 season with the Sioux City Musketeers after being drafted by the Capitals in the fifth round (142nd overall) in 2010. He led the Musketeers in scoring with 50 points (23g, 27a) in 51 games played. The Bloomington, Minnesota native scored a goal in his USHL debut, a 5-0 win against the Sioux Falls Stampede on October 2nd, 2010, and then netted two goals in his next game a week later, a 2-1 victory over the Omaha Lancers on October 9th. His point total tied for 17th in the USHL that season and his 23 goals tied for the 14th most in the League. The forward was also selected as a midseason USHL All-Star.
Following his USHL career, Herbert went on to play collegiate hockey at the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he accumulated 89 points (32g, 57a) in 112 games over the last three seasons at the school. He led the team in scoring this season with 31 points (12g, 19a) while appearing in all 36 games. The 22-year-old also earned academic all-conference honors for the second consecutive season.
The NHL contract for Herbert begins with the 2014-15 season. For the remainder of the season, he will join the Hershey Bears, the AHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals.
USHL stats – Caleb Herbert
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