Capitals Re-Sign Joe Snively
June 3, 2021The Washington Capitals, the NHL affiliate of the Hershey Bears, have re-signed forward Joe Snively to a one-year, two-way contract ($750,000/$90,000), Washington senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Snively, 25, recorded 17 points (6g, 11a) in 30 games with the Bears during the shortened 2020-21 season, a mark tied for the sixth-most on the club.
The Herndon, Va., native finished his first full professional season in 2019-20 with 24 points (12g, 12a) in 45 games with Hershey. Snively ranked third on the team with 12 even strength goals and game winning goals (3). The 5’9”, 174-pound forward recorded his first career AHL hat trick (3g, 1a) on Feb. 25, 2020 vs. Charlotte. During the 2018-19 season with Hershey, Snively recorded seven points (2g, 5a) in nine games.
In 84 career games with the Bears, Snively has recorded 48 points (20g, 28a).
Prior to joining Hershey, Snively recorded 36 points (15g, 21a) in 33 games with Yale University in the 2018-19 season and set a collegiate career high with five power play goals. Snively led Yale in points in all four years of his attendance and recorded 139 points (58g, 81a) in 129 career NCAA games. Snively was named as a Hobey Baker Award nominee in the 2018-19 season. In 2017-18, following a 36 point season (19g, 17a), Snively was named to the NCAA All-Ivy League First Team and the NCAA (New England) All-Stars. Additionally, during his freshman year in 2015-16, Snively was named the NCAA Ivy-League Rookie of the Year, to the NCAA (ECAC) All-Rookie Team and was a NCAA All-Ivy League Team honorable mention following a 28 point (10g, 18a) season.
Snively trained at MedStar Capitals Iceplex during his youth and was a participant in Washington’s Little Caps program.
The Capitals signed Snively as a college free agent on March 18, 2019.
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