Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Sneddon
Goalie Bob Sneddon played five games for the California Golden Seals in 1970-71. He was a reliable player who logged plenty of time between the pipes in five different minor leagues.

After playing junior with the St. Catharines Black Hawks of the OHA, the Montreal native spent his first two pro seasons in the IHL. In 1965-66 he recorded a league best five shutouts in 67 games for the Port Huron Flags and was named to the IHL first all-star team. Sneddon was also presented the James Norris Memorial trophy for allowing the fewest goals in the "I".

Originally a Chicago Black Hawks prospect, Sneddon played in the Philadelphia Flyers' and LA Kings' organizations before he was picked by California in the 1970 Reverse Draft. He saw action in five games for the dreadful Seals before resuming his minor pro travels. After playing in the NAHL in 1976-77, the veteran backstopper spent a year with the senior Brantford Alexanders before retiring.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1963-64 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 52 29 16 7 4 3.58 11 1 4.09
1964-65 Muskegon<196>Port Huron IHL 45 0 4.89
1965-66 Port Huron Flags IHL 67 5 3.83 9 8 1 0 0 3.00
1966-67 St. Louis Braves CPHL 20 7 7 6 1 3.30
1967-68 Dallas Black Hawks CPHL 36 17 14 1 3 4.02 5 2 3 0 1 2.20
1968-69 Portland Buckaroos WHL 2 0 0 1 0 5.26
1968-69 Quebec Aces AHL 13 5 4 1 0 3.55
1969-70 Springfield Kings AHL 27 0 4.34 8 0 3.74
1970-71 California Seals NHL 5 0 2 0 0 5.60
1970-71 Providence Reds AHL 16 7 6 1 1 4.19
1971-72 Tidewater Red Wings AHL 5 1 3 0 0 3.94
1971-72 Seattle Totems WHL 23 3 13 2 0 5.31
1972-73 Springfield Kings AHL 36 0 4.12
1973-74 Rochester Americans AHL 31 15 9 6 1 3.78 2 0 2 0 0 5.00
1974-75 Rochester Americans AHL 35 22 7 2 0 3.14 1 0 1 0 0 6.00
1975-76 Baltimore Clippers AHL 19 3 13 1 0 5.20
1976-77 Binghamton Dusters NAPro 16 8 6 1 0 4.53
1976-77 Johnstown Jets NAPro 16 0 4.93
1977-78 Brantford Alexanders OHA-Sr. 24 0 4.20
1978-79 Welland Cougars OHA-Int. 34 0 5.78
1979-80 Dundas Blues OHA-Int. 20 0 4.61
NHL Totals 5 0 2 0 0 5.60


IHL First All-Star Team (1966)
James Norris Memorial Trophy (fewest goals against - IHL) (1966)
Traded to Philadelphia by Chicago for Brian Bradley, December, 1968. Claimed by Los Angeles (Springfield-AHL) from Philadelphia in Reverse Draft, June 12, 1969. Claimed by California (Providence-AHL) from Los Angeles in Reverse Draft, June, 1970. Claimed by Detroit (Tidewater-AHL) from California (Cleveland-AHL) in Reverse Draft, June, 1971. Traded to Seattle (WHL) by Detroit for Art Stratton, November, 1971.