Ian Herbers
Position Defence
Shot Left
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
225 lb (102 kg)
AHL Team Milwaukee Admirals (Assistant Coach)
Teams Edmonton Oilers
Tampa Bay Lightning
New York Islanders
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1967-07-18)July 18, 1967,
Jasper, AB, CAN
NHL Draft 190th overall, 1987
Buffalo Sabres
Pro Career 1992 – 2005

Ian Herbers (born July 18, 1967, in Jasper, Alberta) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman and the current assistant coach of the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL.

Draft[edit | edit source]

He was drafted in the tenth round, 190th overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft.

Career[edit | edit source]

Herbers played four seasons in the Western Hockey League, followed by four seasons with the University of Alberta, before going professional. He made his pro debut with the Cape Breton Oilers of the American Hockey League in the 1992–93 season. He made it to the NHL in the 1993–94 season, appearing in 22 games with the Edmonton Oilers.

Herbers would not find his way to the NHL again until the 1999–2000 season with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning then traded him to the New York Islanders on March 9, 2000, in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

After finishing the season with the Islanders, Herbers was left unprotected in the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft and was picked by the Minnesota Wild. After spending the 2000–01 season with the Wild's International Hockey League affiliate, the Cleveland Lumberjacks, Herbers went to Great Britain. He played for the Ayr Scottish Eagles of the British Ice Hockey Superleague for one season and the Guildford Flames of the British National League for another. He briefly returned to North American hockey in the 2003–04 season, playing in four games for the United Hockey League's Flint Generals, before retiring.

Coaching Career[edit | edit source]

Herbers became an assistant coach with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in 2005 and spent two years there before elevating to the ECHL's Johnstown Chiefs. He was named head coach of the Johnstown Chiefs in 2007 and joined on 05 August 2009 as Assistant Coach to Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.

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