Capitals Sign Joe Snively, A Northern Virginia​ Native, To Two-Year Entry Level Deal

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The Washington Capitals announced on Monday morning that they have signed forward Joe Snively to a two-year entry-level contract, which will begin next season. Financial terms were not released.

The 23-year old posted 15 goals and 36 points at Yale University this season and 58 goals and 139 points in 129 career NCAA games. He was named a Hobey Baker Nominee for the NCAA player of the year for this season.

Snively was born in Hendon, Virginia and participated in the Little Caps program and trained at MedStar Capitals Iceplex, the team’s practice facility, when he was a kid.

Caps’ Release

The Washington Capitals have signed forward Joe Snively, a native of Herndon, Va., to a two-year entry-level contract beginning with the 2019-20 season, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Snively, 23, recorded 36 points (15g, 21a) in 33 games with Yale University and set a collegiate career high with five power-play goals this season. The 5’9”, 180-pound forward has led Yale in points in all four years of his attendance and has recorded 139 points (58g, 81a) in 129 career NCAA games. Snively was named as a Hobey Baker Award nominee this season. Last year, 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, a political science major, was named the NCAA Ivy-League Rookie of the Year, to the NCAA (ECAC) All-Rookie Team and was an NCAA All-Ivy League Team honorable mention following a 28 point (10g, 18a) season.

Prior to Yale, Snively was drafted by the Sioux City Musketeers (USHL), 57th overall, in the 2012 USHL Futures Draft. Snively played three seasons in the USHL and recorded 125 points (50g, 75a) in 159 games with Sioux City.

Snively has twice represented Team USA, winning a silver medal in the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Tournament at the U-18 level and a gold medal at the 2014 World Junior A Championship.

Snively trained at MedStar Capitals Iceplex during his youth and was a participant in the Washington Little Caps program.

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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