Portland, ME (NNCNOW.com) --- Former University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's hockey player Caleb Herbert made his professional debut on Wednesday night, collecting a goal and an assist in his team's 3-2 victory.
Herbert was playing with Hershey of the American Hockey League (AHL), the minor league affiliate of the Washington Capitals. He signed a two-year deal with the Capitals last month that included an amateur tryout contract with Hershey.
The former Bulldog assisted on a goal on just his second professional shift, and he later added a goal in the first period of a 3-2 Hershey win over Portland.
he 22-year-old forward led the Bulldogs in points and assists this past season, recording 12 goals and 19 assists for 31 total points in 36 games. He also was the team leader with 85 penalty minutes and was named to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) all-academic team.
In his three seasons at UMD, Herbert totaled 32 goals and 57 assists in 112 games played for the Bulldogs.