The Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League signed forward Sam Herr to an American Hockey League contract on Thursday. The terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Herr, a left winger, played 59 games with the Reign in 2017-18. He had five goals and four assists for nine points in 59 regular season games. He added 31 penalty minutes and was a -3. In the 2018 Calder Cup playoffs, Herr had one assist in four postseason games.
Herr's playoff assists in 2018 came in a 5-1 Ontario win over the Texas Stars in game two of the Pacific Division semi-finals on April 20. Herr set up goal scorer Matt Luff with the primary assist on the game-winning goal with 28 seconds left in the first period. It would be the only playoff win for the Reign in the 2018 Calder Cup playoffs as they lost three games to one to the Stars in the best out of five series.
Herr has spent the last three seasons with the Reign. In 125 games, he has 14 goals and 10 assists for 24 points, 61 penalty minutes and has a plus/minus rating of zero.
At 25 years of age, Herr shoots left, is 6'0" and 215 pounds. Prior to playing for the Reign, Herr spent two seasons with the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League and four seasons with the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
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