Grizzlies pick up rights to Herbert, ink Zahn

West Valley City, Utah – Utah Grizzlies Head Coach/General Manager Tim Branham announced that the team has acquired the rights to forward Caleb Herbert from the Greenville Swamp Rabbits while signing Teigan Zahn to a contract for the 2018-19 season.

The Grizzlies are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Colorado Avalanche and the American Hockey League's Colorado Eagles.

In exchange for Herbert, the Grizzlies sent Michael Pelech and Travis Howe to Greenville.

Herbert comes to Utah after leading Greenville in scoring last year with 52 points (24g-28a) in only 38 games as he also played 23 games in the AHL with Hartford, San Jose and Utica. The 26-year-old Bloomington, Minnesota native has 102 points (57g-45a) in 108 career ECHL games with South Carolina, Idaho and Greenville.. He also has posted 27 points (12g-15a) in 103 career AHL games. He was selected by the Washington Capitals in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Zahn, 28, comes back to Utah after spending the 2013-2014 season with the Grizzlies where he had 18 points (7g-11a) while also totaling 146 penalty minutes. He played the last four seasons with the ECHL’s Colorado Eagles where he was part of their Kelly Cup champion teams in 2017 and 2018. He was second in the ECHL with 298 penalty minutes in 2014-15. With 352 professional games and 1,109 penalty minutes, as he enters his seventh professional season, he will also assist Branham and Assistant Coach Ryan Kinasewich as the Grizzlies Player/Assistant Coach. He was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2008 and then by Tampa Bay in 2010.