Bears Sign Joe Snively To Tryout Agreement

The Hershey Bears announced on Wednesday that they have signed forward Joe Snively to a tryout agreement after the Washington Capitals signed the 23-year old to a two-year entry-level contract on Monday.

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

Bears Release

The Hershey Bears announced today that the club has signed forward Joe Snively to an amateur tryout agreement.

Snively, 23, joins Hershey after signing a two-year, entry-level contract that starts in 2019-20 with the Washington Capitals. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound forward posted 36 points (15 goals, 21 assists) in 33 games this season at Yale University. He collected a career-best five power play goals, and was named a Hobey Baker Award nominee. He was also selected to the ECAC All-League First-Team.

Snively led Yale in points in all four years of his collegiate career, collecting 139 points (58 goals, 81 assists) in 129 career NCAA games. Additional accomplishments in his NCAA career included being named to the NCAA All-Ivy League First Team and the NCAA (New England) All-Stars in 2017-18. During his freshman year in 2015-16, Snively was selected as NCAA Ivy-League Rookie of the Year, named to the ECAC All-Rookie Team and was a NCAA All-Ivy League Team honorable mention.

The native of Herndon, Virginia has joined Hershey and will wear #15.

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
This entry was posted in Hershey Bears, News, Players and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Bears Sign Joe Snively To Tryout Agreement

  1. Day One Caps Fan says:

    Let’s Go, Snively Joe!
    Maybe the next Matthew Perreault!
    Feisty Forward from the Ivy League
    Bring to Hershey some Tryout Intrigue!

  2. Pingback: Monsters Beat Bears 5-2 | NoVa Caps

  3. Pingback: Monsters Mash Bears 4-1, Sweep Weekend Set; Max Kammerer Scores Bears Lone Goal | NoVa Caps

  4. Pingback: Hershey Bears Shutout Toronto Marlies In Decisive 3-0 Victory, Inch Closer to Clinching Playoff Berth | NoVa Caps

  5. Pingback: Washington Capitals Prospect Review And Forecast – Joe Snively | NoVa Caps

Leave a Reply