Thursday, July 21, 2016

Texas Stars Build Forward Depth, Add F Caleb Herbert

The Texas Stars continue to work on their depth at forward with today's signing of Caleb Herbert to an AHL deal. The forward split last season between Hershey and South Carolina, playing 26 for the Bears collecting two assists and 15 for the Stingrays with 14 points. As the Stingrays went deep in the playoffs, Herbert was a valuable contributor, notching 14 points in 27 games.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL's Dallas Stars, announced Thursday they have signed forward Caleb Herbert to an AHL contract for the upcoming 2016-17 season.

Herbert, 24, joins Texas after splitting last season between the AHL's Hershey Bears and the ECHL's South Carolina Stingrays. The 6-foot, 200-pound forward tallied a pair of assists in 26 games with Hershey, and 14 points in 15 contests with South Carolina (10-4=14). In 2014-15, the Bloomington, Minn. native recorded two assists in 12 games with the Bears, and 28 points in 48 games with the Stingrays (19-9=28).

Herbert also helped lead the Stingrays' charge to the ECHL's 2015 Kelly Cup Final with 14 points in 27 playoff games before falling to the Allen Americans in seven games.

Prior to his professional career, Herbert competed for three seasons at the University of Minnesota-Duluth from 2011-2014, and also skated with the USHL's Sioux City Musketeers in 2010-11. He was a fifth-round pick of the Washington Capitals (142nd overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

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