#10 Notre Dame Hockey defeated USA U18 in overtime in a shootout on (Oct 07, 2012 at Notre Dame, Ind.)
Earned his first monogram as a freshman in 2012-13 ... last name pronounced Hair ... had an outstanding summer in the weight room and in the classroom ... ... talented and smart with excellent hockey skills ... does the little things well ... has strong puck skills ... strong skater who has the ability to play a key role for the Irish this season ... will look to become more consistent in his overall game ... is at his best when he plays with an edge to his game ... has excellent leadership skills ... missed more than a month of his freshman year as he was sidelined due to mononucleosis that he picked up over the Christmas break ... played in 13 games and had one assist as a rookie ... joined the Irish after playing two seasons in the USHL with the Green Bay Gamblers ... one of eight Illinois natives on the Notre Dame roster, joining Kevin Lind (Homer Glen), T.J. Tynan (Orland Park), Garrett Peterson (Manhattan), Robbie Russo (Westmont), Thomas DiPauli (Woodridge), Vince Hinostroza (Bartlett) and Justin Wade (Aurora) ... one of 20 Notre Dame players to have spent time in the USHL and one of four, including David Gerths, Steven Summerhays and Andy Ryan, to play for the Green Bay Gamblers ... signed a national letter-of-intent to attend Notre Dame in the fall of 2011 along with DiPauli, Hinostroza, Mario Lucia and Wade.
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 February 1st 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.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, Ill. 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 ... followed that with two seasons in the United States Hockey League with the Green Bay Gamblers ... helped the Gamblers to the 2011-12 USHL Clark Cup title ... was named the most valuable player of the `11-'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 ... in Nov. of 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, Ill. ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.