Reilly Herbst


Player profile

  • Year Sophomore
  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 185
  • Hometown Niwot, Colo.
  • Junior Team Omaha Lancers (USHL)

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Twitter: @rherbst34
Instagram: @reillyherbst34

Ohio State Career

  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

2022-23 (Sophomore Season, through Jan. 1)

  • Made Ohio State debut vs. Bentley Oct. 20

2021-22 (Freshman Season)

  • Did not see game action
  • Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades

Prior to Ohio State

  • Spent 2020-21 in the USHL, first with Dubuque and finishing the year with Omaha; saw action in three games with the Fighting Saints, with a 3.33 goals-against average and .873 save percentage, and played in eight games with the Lancers, posting a 3.60 goals-against and .857 save percentage
  • Played 34 games for the Vernon Vipers in the BCHL in 2019-20, with a 2.91 goals-against average, .901 save percentage and 20-10-3 record in the regular season; saw action in five playoff games (2.22 gaa, .919 save%)
  • Member of the USHL Chicago Steel in 2018-19, playing in 23 games (3.01 gaa, .881 save%)
  • Played for Colorado Thunderbirds and Selects Academy
  • Also played football and baseball
  • Attended Niwot High School and South Kent School, graduating in 2018


  • Son of Mark and Eilleen
  • Has an older brother, Bradie, who graduated from Alabama
  • Plans to major in business and wants to run his own company
  • Enjoys working out, hiking, fishing and camping in the mountains
  • Played junior hockey with Buckeye teammates Jakub Dobeš and Travis Treloar
  • On why he chose Ohio State: “It has an amazing hockey team and I’m a big football fan.”
  • On why he wears No. 34: “Growing up my idol was Patrick Roy and he wore No. 33. When I met him when I was 12 I wore the No. 30 (my team wouldn’t let us pick our numbers). Patrick Roy asked what number I was and I said 30, he said ‘Why is 33 too much pressure?’. I wear No. 34 to be one better then him.”
  • Began playing hockey at 6 years old because “My brother and I had too much energy so my mom signed up up for hockey.”
  • Favorite hockey player is Juuse Saros because “he’s one of the shortest goalies in the NHL. He is technically flawless.”