Chris Snell
Position Defence
Shot Left
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
184 lb (84 kg)
Teams Toronto Maple Leafs
Los Angeles Kings
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born July 12 1971 (1971-07-12) (age 48),
Regina, SK, CAN
NHL Draft 145th overall, 1991
Buffalo Sabres
Pro Career 1991 – 2003

Chris Snell (born July 12, 1971, in Regina, Saskatchewan) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman. He was drafted in the seventh round, 145th overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.

Snell was born in Saskatchewan, but grew up in Oshawa, Ontario. He played in the Oshawa Kiwanis Minor Hockey program in the OMHA and was a member of the 1987–88 All-Ontario Midget Championship team.

He was drafted in the 4th round (57th overall) in the 1988 OHL draft by the Ottawa 67s where he played for legendary coach Brian Kilrea.

Snell was a member of the Team Canada Under-20 1990 World Junior Championship team that captured a gold medal in 1991.

He played in thirty-four games in the National Hockey League: two with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1993–94 and thirty-two with the Los Angeles Kings in 1994–95. During the 1994–95 season, he was the only defenceman to score two shorthanded goals.

Snell won the Eddie Shore Award (best defenceman in the AHL) in 1993-94 with the St. John's Maple Leafs.

Snell finished his playing career spending six seasons in the DEL (Deutsche Eishockey Liga) in Germany from 1997–2003. He retired from active playing in the summer of 2003.

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