Position: D
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’4”
Weight 210 lbs.
Born: 11/5/1987
Hometown: Nisswa, Minnesota
Acquired: Drafted 2nd round (32nd overall), 2006 by Pittsburgh
Player Type: Defensive Defensemen
Player Comparison: Tom Poti
Career Projection
Sneep was drafted in the 2nd round by the Penguins and has gone on to play all four years for Boston College. During his sophomore season, the team was riddled with injuries and suspensions forcing Sneep into the spotlight. He responded and led the team in defensive scoring despite not being known as a player with an offensive flair. The following season Sneep’s offensive numbers dipped slightly but he solidified his defensive game and emerged as a quiet leader in the locker room and on the ice. This season, Sneep is the leader of the defense and is currently first among BC defensemen in points and has matched his career high in points and set a new career high in goals. He is a leader and a solid defensemen that looks to have bottom pairing potential in the NHL as of now but he has a ton of untapped offensive potential that could be unleashed in the AHL next season. We will find out more next season how good he really is.
Has average to above average shot that has improved over time… good puck skills and above average first pass… can play big minutes in all situations… quick and agile skater for his big size… sound positionally with an active stick… has shown signs of unknown offensive potential.
Could be much more physical for his size but does well along the boards… he needs to work on clearing his crease… needs to improve his offensive play to prove he is not just a defensive player.
• Sneep was one of 10 finalists for Minnesota’s Mr. Hockey Award, recognizing the state’s top high school senior