May 12, 1971 |
Regina, SK, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||184 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)|
|Played for||Toronto Maple Leafs
Los Angeles Kings
|NHL Draft||145th overall, 1991
Chris Snell (born May 12, 1971 in Regina, Saskatchewan and raised in Oshawa, Ontario) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman and an amateur scout (OHL) of the Winnipeg Jets. He was drafted in the seventh round, 145th overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.
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.
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.
He was a member of the Team Canada Under-20 1990 World Junior Championship team that captured a gold medal in 1991.
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.
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.
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