Luc Snuggerud
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Luc Snuggerud

Hometown:

Eden Prairie Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1995-09-18

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2014

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

5th round (141st overall), 2014

Weight:

180 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2010-11: Luc Snuggerud played for the Eden Prairie bantam A team that captured the Minnesota state championship. Snuggerud played for the Section 6 High Performance 16s in April. Snuggerud’s uncle, Dave Snuggerud, is a former NHL player.

2011-12: Snuggerud played for Team Southwest in the Upper Midwest High School Elite League in the fall before skating for defending state Class AA champion Eden Prairie as a sophomore. He scored 5 goals with 15 assists and 14 penalty minutes in 26 high school games. Eden Prairie was upset by Robbinsdale Armstrong in the quarterfinals of the Section 6AA tournament. Snuggerud scored 1 goal with 13 assists in 21 games for Team Southwest. He was selected by Muskegon in the 16th round (227th overall) of the 2012 USHL Entry Draft.

2012-13: Snuggerud was Eden Prairie’s third-leading scorer as a defenseman in his junior season. He played for Team Southeast in the Upper Midwest High School Elite League prior to the high school season and in October he committed to playing college hockey at Nebraska-Omaha in 2014-15. Snuggerud scored 5 goals with 37 assists and 26 penalty minutes in 27 games for Eden Prairie. The Eagles lost to Benilde-St. Margaret’s in the Section 6AA semifinals.

2013-14: Snuggerud played for Muskegon and Omaha in the USHL and received the Reed Larson award as the top senior defenseman in Minnesota high school hockey. In three games with the Lumberjacks he scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was plus-3. Snuggerud and Eden Prairie teammate Steve Spinner were acquired by Omaha in a February trade; joining the Lancers following the high school season. He had 2 assists and was +2 with 6 penalty minutes in four regular season games and in two playoff contests was minus-1 with 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes. A team captain for Eden Prairie, the Section 6AA champion and fourth-place team in the Minnesota AA tournament, Snuggerud scored 9 goals with 39 assists and 21 penalty minutes in 31 games. He was ranked 42nd amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings prior to the 2014 NHL Draft and was selected by Chicago in the fifth round (141st overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Future

Luc Snuggerud is skating for the University of Nebraska-Omaha as a freshman in 2014-15.

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