Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Matt Herr
Centre Matt Herr played parts of two seasons with the Washington Capitals in the late 90s. He was eventually traded to the Philadelphia Flyers and remained on their organizational depth chart as the 2001-02 season began.

Herr was born in Hackensack, New Jersey and was drafted 93rd overall by the Caps in 1994 after scoring 102 goals in four seasons with Hotchkiss Prep high school. He then accepted a scholarship to the University of Michigan and helped the Wolverines win the NCAA championship in 1996.

Herr averaged just over eleven minutes in 30 games as an NHL rookie with Washington in 1998-99. He also spent significant time working on his defensive game and consistency with the AHL's Portland Pirates. The young pivot was used in 22 games by the Caps in 1999-00 but they opted to send him to Philadelphia for young blueliner Dean Melanson at the March, 2001 trade deadline. Herr played well for the Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL and hoped to get another big league opportunity.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Hotchkiss School High-CT 26 9 5 14
1991-92 Hotchkiss School High-CT 25 17 16 33
1992-93 Hotchkiss School High-CT 24 48 30 78
1993-94 Hotchkiss School High-CT 24 28 19 47
1994-95 University of Michigan CCHA 37 11 8 19 51 3 1 0 1 4
1995-96 University of Michigan CCHA 40 18 13 31 55 7 0 4 4 0
1995-96 United States WJC-A 6 1 0 1 0
1996-97 University of Michigan CCHA 43 29 23 52 67 6 2 2 4 8
1997-98 University of Michigan CCHA 31 14 17 31 62
1998-99 Washington Capitals NHL 30 2 2 4 8 -7
1998-99 Portland Pirates AHL 46 15 14 29 29 -8
1999-00 Portland Pirates AHL 77 22 21 43 51 +14 4 1 1 2 4
2000-01 Washington Capitals NHL 22 2 3 5 17 +3
2000-01 Portland Pirates AHL 40 21 13 34 58 -6
2000-01 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 11 2 4 6 18 +1 9 2 1 3 8
2001-02 Florida Panthers NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -2
2001-02 Hershey Bears AHL 61 18 16 34 68 -6 7 1 2 3 15
2002-03 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Providence Bruins AHL 77 34 38 72 146 +7 4 0 1 1 12
2003-04 Providence Bruins AHL 71 18 26 44 108 +12 2 0 1 1 0
2004-05 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf Germany 44 13 7 20 96
NHL Totals 58 4 5 9 25


AHL First All-Star Team (2003) Traded to Philadelphia by Washington for Dean Melanson, March 13, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Florida, August 21, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 18, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Dusseldorf (Germany), July 22, 2004.