Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Snuggerud
Right-winger Dave Snuggerud played with three different teams during his four years NHL tenure in the 80s and 90s. He was a diligent checker who could produce offensively as well.

Born in Minnetonka, Minnesota, Snuggerud starred in the junior USHL and the University of Minnesota for three years. He also spent time with the US national team and represented his country at the 1988 Calgary Olympics and the 1989 World Championships. In 1989 he was also named to the WCHA second all-star team after scoring 29 goals in 45 games for the Golden Gophers.

Chosen first overall by the Sabres in the 1987 Supplemental Draft, Snuggerud scored 14 goals and was an energetic addition as a rookie in 1989-90. The next year he was used almost exclusively to check and kill penalties. In 1991-92 his ice time decreased and Buffalo sent him to the San Jose Sharks for Wayne Presley. Snuggerud was a role player for the Sharks and, briefly, with the Philadelphia Flyers. After sitting out the 1993-94 season, he returned to score 25 goals for the Minnesota Moose of the IHL before retiring permanently.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Hopkins Royals High-MN 17 10 19 29 30
1984-85 Minnesota Jr. North Stars USHL 48 38 35 73 26
1985-86 University of Minnesota WCHA 42 14 18 32 47
1986-87 University of Minnesota WCHA 39 30 29 59 38
1987-88 United States Nat-Tm 51 14 21 35 26
1987-88 United States Olympics 6 3 2 5 4
1988-89 University of Minnesota WCHA 45 29 20 49 39
1988-89 United States WEC-A 10 4 1 5 2
1989-90 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 14 16 30 41 +8 6 0 0 0 2
1990-91 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 9 15 24 32 -13 6 1 3 4 4
1991-92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 55 3 15 18 36 -3
1991-92 San Jose Sharks NHL 11 0 1 1 4 -12
1992-93 San Jose Sharks NHL 25 4 5 9 14 -3
1992-93 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 14 0 2 2 0 0
1993-94
1994-95 Minnesota Moose IHL 72 25 23 48 57 3 0 1 1 2
1995-2000 Chaska Hawks High-MN
NHL Totals 265 30 54 84 127 12 1 3 4 6


WCHA Second All-Star Team (1989) Traded to San Jose by Buffalo for Wayne Presley, March 9, 1992. Traded to Philadelphia by San Jose for Mark Pederson and future considerations, December 19, 1992.
Officially announced retirement and returned to University of Minnesota to complete BBA degree, September, 1993.