Hall of Fame: Matt Herr (2017)

Matt Herr
Matt Herr

Matt Herr

Alpine, New Jersey and New Windsor, New York
Years Played: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
National Championships: 1996, 1998
Captain: 1998


Matt Herr, born in Hackensack, New Jersey, and raised in Alpine, New Jersey and New Windsor, New York played for the Hotchkiss School prior to attending the University of Michigan, where he played ice hockey and baseball, eventually being drafted in both sports, by the Atlanta Braves (Major League Baseball) and Washington Capitals (National Hockey League).

He played in 151 games during his four years at Michigan, during which he earned 133 points.  Of those 133 points, 72 were goals and 61 were assists.  He ranks second in career shorthanded goals at Michigan with nine.

Matt Herr was CCHA All-Academic Honorable Mention in 1997 and 1998.  He was Academic All-Big Ten At-Large in 1997 and 1998.  In 1997 and 1998, he was also recognized by the University of Michigan for Athletic Academic Achievement.  Matt Herr was chosen as the winner of the Joseph E. Barss Award in 1998, presented to the True Team Player.

After graduating from Michigan, Matt Herr played professional hockey from 1998 to 2005, including time with the Washington Capitals, Florida Panthers, and Boston Bruins.


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