College Hockey:
Capitals sign Minnesota-Duluth junior Herbert to two-year contract

Minnesota-Duluth junior Caleb Herbert led the Bulldogs in scoring this season, but won’t be back for his senior year as he has inked with the Washington Capitals (photo: Candace Horgan).

Minnesota-Duluth junior forward Caleb Herbert will bypass his senior year with the Bulldogs after he recently signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals.

Herbert was Washington’s fifth-round pick (142nd overall) in the 2010 NHL draft.

This season at UMD, Herbert led the team with 31 points on 12 goals and 19 assists.

For his career at Minnesota-Duluth, Herbert tallied 32 goals and 57 assists (19 each year) for 89 points.

Once signed, Herbert was assigned with the AHL’s Hershey Bears, Washington’s top affiliate.

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  • UMDBulldogHockey

    Great player and I’m sure he’ll do good in the NHL but he should work a little bit harder on not getting so many penalty minutes. Really wish he would have stayed to help anchor a small senior class.

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