#10 Notre Dame Hockey defeated USA U18 in overtime in a shootout on (Oct 07, 2012 at Notre Dame, Ind.)
AS A JUNIOR: Served as an alternate captain … played in all 42 games and served as an alternate captain … scored 12 goals and added six assists for 18 points … his 12 goals ranked third on the team … netted two power-play goals and had one game-wining goal … had 36 penalty minutes and blocked 23 shots … tied a career-high mark with two goals in Notre Dame’s 7-0 win against Niagara (Oct. 25) … also tied a career high with three points (1-2-3) against Vermont (Oct. 31) … had a three-game goal scoring streak (Nov. 20-29) … scored two goals in six playoff games.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 40 games for the Irish in 2013-14 ... recorded career highs in goals (14), assists (13), points (27), power-play goals (four) and game winners (four) ... whistled for nine penalties and 18 minutes ... was +14 on the year ... turned in seven multi-point games and had three games with two goals ... was winner of Notre Dame's most improved player award ... finished third on the team in goals and fifth in assists ... tied for second in power-play goals and for first in game winners ... turned in a career-best six-game point streak (6g, 4a) from Dec. 6 to Jan. 17, including a three-game goal streak from Jan. 10-17 ... scored first career goal on the power play in a 3-0 win at Western Michigan (Oct. 12) ... collected a career-high three-point game (2g, 1a) with first multi-goal game of career ... led Notre Dame to its first Hockey East road win with a pair of goals, including the game winner in 3-2 win at Vermont (Nov. 2) ... followed that goal with the game winner versus top-ranked Minnesota in 4-1 victory (Nov. 8) ...went eight games without a goal before starting his career-best six-game point streak ... had goals in back-to-back games versus Massachusetts (Dec. 6-7) ... assisted on two goals in 4-3 loss to Boston College at Fenway Park (Jan. 4) ... scored goals in three straight games, getting one each in games versus Alabama Huntsville (Jan. 10-11) and two against Lake Superior State (Jan. 17) ... had back-to-back game-winning goals in second game of Alabama Huntsville series and first game against Lake Superior State ... went without a point in seven straight games before getting his 13th of the year in 2-2 tie at Providence (Feb. 14) ... final goal of the season came in 4-2 win at Boston College in game three of Hockey East Quarterfinals ... had a goal and an assist in helping Irish to their first trip to TD Garden for the Hockey East semifinals ... in six postseason games had one goal and three assists for four points ... winner of Notre Dame's most improved player award following the season.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in 13 games for the Irish in the 2012-13 season ... recorded one assist for one point ... picked up one penalty for two minutes ... was -3 on the season ... played in seven games in the first half ... came down with mononucleosis over the Christmas break and was sidelined until Feb. 1 at Ohio State ... played in six games in the second half of the season, recording an assist on David Gerths' first-period goal in the 3-3 overtime tie at Western Michigan (Feb. 22) ... did not play in any postseason games.
IN THE USHL: Joined the Irish after playing the previous two seasons in the USHL with the Green Bay Gamblers ...helped the Gamblers to the 2011-12 USHL Clark Cup title ... was named the most valuable player of the 2011-12 USHL playoffs ... finished 12th in the regular-season scoring race, scoring 30 goals with 26 assists for 56 points in 55 games ... tied for the USHL lead with a +35 plus-minus ... scored eight power-play goals and had four game winners while recording 43 penalty minutes ... helped Green Bay to a 47-9-4 record, good for 98 points and first place in the USHL's Eastern Division ... in the playoffs helped the Gamblers to playoff series wins over Youngstown, Indiana and then Waterloo, by a 3-2 margin, for the USHL title ... had seven goals and nine assists for 16 points in 12 games ... was +13 for the playoffs with one power-play goal and two game winners on the way to MVP honors ... in his first season in the USHL played in 57 games with 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points and was +12 ... picked up 52 penalty minutes and three game winners while Green Bay finished second in the USHL Eastern Conference with a 41-15-4 record .. team lost to Dubuque in the Clark Cup finals.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, Illinois, in 2011 ... played two seasons for the Chicago Mission Midget Major program ... scored 18 goals with 13 assists for 31 points in 47 games in helping Mission to the 2009 AAA national championship ... in November 2011, he teamed with Vince Hinostroza and Mario Lucia on the 2011 U.S. Junior National Select team that won a bronze medal at the World Junior A Challenge ... full name is Samuel Michael Herr ... son of Jeff and Tracy Herr ... has two brothers, Charlie and Joe ... born in Hinsdale, Illinois ... marketing major in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business ... signed a national letter of intent to attend Notre Dame in the fall of 2011 along with Thomas DiPauli, Vince Hinostroza, Mario Lucia and Justin Wade.