Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Garth Snow
Drafted out of high school in 1987 by the Quebec Nordiques, Garth Snow went on to play for the University of Maine in 1988 and led the NCAA in wins for three straight seasons. Snow was also be named to the NCAA championship All-Tournament team in 1993. The 1993-94 season saw Snow play for the United States National Team and in the Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. He also made his NHL debut with the Nordiques.

Snow spent the majority of his first two pro seasons with the AHL Cornwall Aces, leading the league in wins his second year and leading all goalies in the playoffs in goals against average. That second season saw him called up to Quebec to play a couple of games in the regular season and Snow also made his first appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs. After the Nordiques team moved to Colorado, Snow was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in 1995 where he played behind Ron Hextall before taking over the goaltending duties during the post season and leading the Flyers to the Stanley Cup final against the Detroit Red Wings.

During the 1997-98 season, Snow was dealt once again, this time to the Vancouver Canucks, where he stayed for the next two seasons before signing with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2000 as a free agent. After just one season in Pittsburgh, Snow signed with the New York Islanders in the summer of 2001.

As a member of the New York Islanders, Snow would serve primarily as a backup to veteran Chris Osgood and Rick DiPietro.

Snow would retire as an Islander on July 18th, 2006 and on the same day become the the club's new General Manager.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1986-87 Mount St. Charles Mounties High-RI 30 10 1.77
1987-88 Stratford Cullitons ON-Jr.B 30 20 6 0 2 3.40
1988-89 University of Maine H-East 5 2 2 0 1 3.49
1989-90 University of Maine H-East
1990-91 University of Maine H-East 25 18 4 0 2 2.98
1991-92 University of Maine H-East 31 25 4 2 2 2.44
1992-93 University of Maine H-East 23 21 0 1 1 2.08
1993-94 United States Nat-Tm 23 13 5 3 1 3.22
1993-94 United States Olympics 5 1 3 1 0 3.41
1993-94 Quebec Nordiques NHL 5 3 2 0 0 3.44
1993-94 Cornwall Aces AHL 16 6 5 3 0 3.30 13 8 5 0 3.19
1994-95 Cornwall Aces AHL 62 32 20 7 3 2.73 8 4 3 2 2.09
1994-95 Quebec Nordiques NHL 2 1 1 0 0 5.55 1 0 0 0 6.67
1995-96 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 26 12 8 4 0 2.88 1 0 0 0 0.00
1996-97 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 35 14 8 8 2 2.52 12 8 4 0 2.83
1997-98 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 29 14 9 4 1 2.43
1997-98 Vancouver Canucks NHL 12 3 6 0 0 3.10
1997-98 United States WC-A 5 1 2 1 0 2.77
1998-99 Vancouver Canucks NHL 65 20 31 8 6 2.93
1999-00 Vancouver Canucks NHL 32 10 15 3 0 2.66
2000-01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 35 14 15 4 3 2.98
2000-01 Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pens AHL 3 2 1 0 0 2.36
2001-02 New York Islanders NHL 25 10 7 2 2 2.71 1 0 0 0 4.62
2002-03 New York Islanders NHL 43 16 17 5 1 2.31 5 1 4 1 2.36
2003-04 New York Islanders NHL 39 14 15 5 1 2.80
2004-05 SKA St. Petersburg Russia 16 1 2.75
2005-06 New York Islanders NHL 20 4 13 1 0 3.72
2005-06 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 1 1 0 0 0 1.00
NHL Totals 368 135 147 44 16 2.79 20 9 8 1 2.76


Hockey East Second All-Star Team (1992, 1993)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1993)
Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Traded to Philadelphia by Colorado for Philadelphia's 3rd (later traded to Washington - Washington selected Shawn McNeil) and 6th (Kai Fischer) round choices in 1996 Entry Draft, July 12, 1995. Traded to Vancouver by Philadelphia for Sean Burke, March 4, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, October 10, 2000. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 1, 2001. Signed as a free agent by St. Petersburg (Russia), August 17, 2004. Officially announced his retirement and named General Manager by the New York Islanders, July 18, 2006.