Capitals sign 2010 draft pick Herbert

Capitals sign 2010 draft pick Herbert
March 21, 2014, 1:00 pm
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The Capitals have signed right-handed center Caleb Herbert to a two-year, entry-level contract beginning next season and have assigned him to the Hershey Bears of the AHL.

Herbert, 22, was drafted by the Capitals in the fifth round [142nd overall] of the 2010 NHL draft and spent the last three seasons at the University of Minnesota Duluth. In 36 games this season, he recorded 12 goals and 19 assists, along with 85 penalty minutes.

The St. Paul, Minn., native was named to the 2013-14 National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Academic All-Conference Team.

Last season Herbert finished second among Minnesota Duluth skaters in assists [19], third in penalty minutes [53] and fourth in points [25]. The Bulldogs list him as a junior business major at 5-foot-11, 195 pounds.

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