Brad Snetsinger
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Brad Snetsinger

Hometown:

Ajax Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1987-04-08

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Free agent, 2007

Weight:

187 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2004-05: After suiting up in only a handful of games in his OHL rookie season, Snetsinger got into 54 games in year two with the Mississauga Ice Dogs, scoring eight goals and five assists in 54 games.

2005-06: Snetsinger was traded by the Ice Dogs in the summer of 2005 to the Windsor Spitfires, and it seemed to be exactly what was needed to take his game to another level. In 60 games with the Spitfires, he scored 29 goals and 15 assists, to go along with a -4 plus/minus rating. He added another five points in seven playoff games for the Spitfires.

2006-07: Though the Spitfires struggled mightily during the 2006-07 season, as evidenced by Snetsinger’s sub par -31 plus/minus rating, Snetsinger was able to match his career best in goals with 29, but boosted his assist total to 33, giving him a career best 62 points.

2007-08: Snetsinger signed with the Devils just before Christmas, and finished his junior career in fine fashion, despite a quick exit in the first round of the OHL playoffs. In his overage season, the Windsor Spitfire forward finished in a tie for 15th in OHL scoring with 37 goals and 52 assists in 68 games. Those totals were good enough to rank second on the team, as were his 89 points. He also tallied 15 power-play goals, good enough for a share of the team lead. Unfortunately for Snetsinger, he only was able to suit up in two post-season games for Windsor after being suspended three games for cross-checking an opponent in the throat.

2008-09: Snetsinger the season in Lowell, but struggled to earn a regular line-up spot and carry over his scoring prowess that he showed as a junior, scoring only once in eight games, and was reassigned to the Devils ECHL affiliate in Trenton. However, he responded well to the demotion in Trenton, and gained some confidence and regained his offensive touch. He scored a point-per-game clip, with 49 points, 21 of which were goals.
 

Talent Analysis
Snetsinger has offensive skill and the instincts of a natural goal scorer. He's a hard worker and takes pride in his defense as well.  Standing at 6'2, 187 lbs, he has decent size, but could still stand to add a few pounds of muscle.  Needs to work on quickness off the mark to get to the next level.
Future

The Devils appear to be taking their time with Snetsinger, but there is no need to rush him at this point. The next step for Snetsinger in his development is to earn a roster spot with Lowell. After adapting well and quickly to the ECHL last year, that shouldn't be a problem. He should be ready for full-time duty in the AHL this season, where he will hope to carry over what he learned in his rookie pro season.

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