Greenville, SC – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced today in conjunction with the ECHL that forward Caleb Herbert has been named the Sher-Wood Hockey / ECHL Player of the Week for the sixth week of play in the 2017-18 season (Nov. 13-Nov. 19). It is the first time that Herbert has won the league’s weekly honor.
Herbert was a key part of the Swamp Rabbits four-game week, earning nine points (5G, 4A) and scoring the game-winning goal on Wednesday morning at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The 6-foot forward outscored every ECHL skater by at least two points during the week and recorded a +7 rating. Herbert recorded three points (2G, 1A) against the Gladiators on Wednesday morning and added an assist on Friday against Orlando. Saturday he rallied for three more points (2G, 1A) against the South Carolina Stingrays before adding another goal and assist on Sunday against the Solar Bears.
The Bloomington, Minnesota native has been the league’s most consistent contributor this year, collecting at least a point in every game this season. Herbert’s 15-game point streak set a club record and has propelled the fourth-year forward to the top of the league’s scoring race with 25 points (10G, 15A). Only five players in the ECHL achieved 15-game point streaks last season and only two skaters achieved point streaks of 16 games.
The 2010 NHL Draft Pick was selected by the Washington Capitals in the fifth round. Herbert then played his first two pro seasons with the Capitals affiliates, the Hershey Bears (AHL) and South Carolina Stingrays. The University of Minnesota-Duluth product has recorded 75 points (43G, 32A) in 85 career ECHL games with Greenville, South Carolina, and the Idaho Steelheads and added 20 points (10G, 10A) in 80 AHL games for Texas and Hershey.
The Bulldogs alum posted 89 points (32G, 57A) in 112 NCAA games prior to turning pro. Herbert was a top five scorer at his alma mater from 2011 to 2014 and led the team with 31 points (12G, 19A) in his final season.
Herbert and the Swamp Rabbits hit the road this week, taking the franchise’s longest road trip in franchise history. Greenville will take the ice against the Colorado Eagles at the Budweiser Events Center at 7:05 p.m. MT (9:05 p.m. ET) on Wednesday night for the first of three games this week in Loveland, Colorado.
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