Chris Snell

Chris Snell (born May 12, 1971 in Regina, Saskatchewan) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman and an amateur scout (Ontario Hockey League) of the Winnipeg Jets. He was drafted in the seventh round, 145th overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.

Chris Snell
Born (1971-05-12) May 12, 1971 (age 48)
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 184 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 145th overall, 1991
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1991–2003

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, he played in the 1984 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Oshawa.[1]

Snell played in the Oshawa Kiwanis Minor Hockey program in the OMHA and was a member of the 1987–88 All-Ontario Midget Championship team.[citation needed]

He was drafted in the 4th round (57th overall) in the 1988 OHL Priority Selection by the Ottawa 67's where he played for legendary coach Brian Kilrea.[citation needed]

He was a member of the Team Canada Under-20 1990 World Junior Championship team that captured a gold medal in 1991.[citation needed]

He played in thirty-four games in the National Hockey League: two with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1993–94 and thirty-two with the Los Angeles Kings in 1994–95. During the 1994–95 season, he was the only defenceman to score two shorthanded goals.[citation needed]

He finished his playing career spending six seasons in the DEL (Deutsche Eishockey Liga) in Germany from 1997–2003. He retired from active playing in the summer of 2003.[citation needed]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 Oshawa Kiwanis Midget 79 21 67 88 113
1988–89 Ottawa 67's OHL 66 11 48 59 16 11 3 5 8 0
1989–90 Ottawa 67's OHL 63 18 62 80 36 3 2 4 6 4
1990–91 Ottawa 67's OHL 54 23 59 82 58 17 3 14 17 8
1991–92 Rochester Americans AHL 65 5 27 32 66 10 2 1 3 6
1992–93 Rochester Americans AHL 76 14 57 71 83 17 5 8 13 39
1993–94 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 2
1993–94 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 75 22 74 96 92 11 1 15 16 10
1994–95 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 57 15 49 64 122
1994–95 Los Angeles Kings NHL 32 2 7 9 22
1995–96 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 40 9 22 31 113
1995–96 Binghamton Rangers AHL 32 7 25 32 48 4 2 2 4 6
1996–97 Indianapolis Ice IHL 73 22 45 67 130 2 0 0 0 2
1997–98 Frankfurt Lions DEL 45 13 26 39 161 7 3 2 5 22
1998–99 Frankfurt Lions DEL 49 22 29 51 157 8 2 4 6 6
1999–2000 Frankfurt Lions DEL 50 5 19 24 117
2000–01 Hannover Scorpions DEL 50 8 17 25 76 6 0 2 2 14
2001–02 Frankfurt Lions DEL 54 15 26 41 100
2002–03 Frankfurt Lions DEL 46 9 22 31 132
AHL totals 248 48 183 231 289 42 10 26 36 61
IHL totals 170 46 116 162 365 2 0 0 0 2
DEL totals 294 72 139 211 743 21 5 8 13 42

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1991 Canada WJC 7 0 4 4 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-20.

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