Swamp Rabbits land Caleb Herbert

Greenville, S.C. – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced the addition of forward Caleb Herbert for the 2017-18 season. Herbert enters his fourth year in pro hockey and has split time between the AHL and ECHL.

 

Herbert brings 150 games of experience and 80 points (43g-27a) to Greenville. The 25-year-old has skated for the Hershey Bears and Texas Stars in the AHL, while also spending time with their ECHL affiliates, the South Carolina Stingrays and Idaho Steelheads. Herbert has earned four call-ups to the AHL from the ECHL over the last three seasons.

 

As a rookie in 2014-15, he ranked second on the Stingrays with 19 goals and helped the Stingrays to the 2015 Kelly Cup Finals. The following year, Herbert earned nearly a point-per-game after joining the club in February. His 10 goals in the 2016 postseason led the Stingrays, who fell in the Eastern Conference Finals to the Wheeling Nailers.

 

The Bloomington, Minn. native was a fifth-round selection by the Washington Capitals in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and signed a two-year, entry-level contract in 2014. Herbert chose to forgo his senior season at the University of Minnesota-Duluth after earning 89 points (32g-57a) in 112 NCAA contests. His point production placed him among the Bulldogs top-four skaters all three years he played at UMD. Herbert led the team in scoring during his junior year.