The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Joe Snively, a native of Herndon, Va., from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Snively trained at MedStar Capitals Iceplex during his youth and was a participant in Washington’s Little Caps program.
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Snively, 25, has recorded 22 points (8g, 14a) in 21 games with Hershey this season and leads the team in points and tied for first in goals. During the 2020-21 season, the 5’9″, 176-pound forward recorded 17 points (6g, 11a) in 30 games for the Bears. In 105 career games with Hershey, Snively has recorded 70 points (28g, 42a).
Prior to joining Hershey, Snively recorded 36 points (15g, 21a) in 33 games with Yale University in the 2018-19 season and set a collegiate career high with five power play goals. Snively led Yale in points in all four years of his attendance and recorded 139 points (58g, 81a) in 129 career NCAA games. Snively was named as a Hobey Baker Award nominee in the 2018-19 season. In 2017-18, 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 was named the NCAA Ivy-League Rookie of the Year, to the NCAA (ECAC) All-Rookie Team and was a 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.
The move comes after right-wing T.J. Oshie was placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol