https://capitalsoutsider.com/2019/04/17/getting-to-know-joe-snively/

Fantasy Summary

Skilled forward signed out of the NCAA. Can do everything right and well but needs an opportunity to shine


Observations

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September 2022 – The Capitals did all they could do to make sure Snively does not have an NHL spot this off season, but he has one thing that may keep him on the NHL roster over a player that can still be on waivers (Connor McMichael). That is a two-year one-way contract that pays an AAV of $800k. That could just be there to keep him off of other teams if he is put on waivers, but the Capitals may want to try him out in the NHL for a time to see what they have too. Snively deserves an NHL chance and if it is not with the Capitals then I hope a team claims him off of waivers. Pat Quinn

 

February 2022 – Since being called up to the NHL Snively has seven points in nine games, seeing around 12 minutes a game usually in the top six. If the production can keep up around 0.5 ppg until the Capitals are fully healthy Snively may earn himself a look next season full time. Pat Quinn

 

January 2022 – Snively has 27 points in his last 20 games with 65 shots on goal in that span. He has the AHL figured out but will he ever get a legitimate shot for the Capitals with the contracts the team has in his way, or will he even get a legit NHL shot being 26 and 5-9. In his one game recall he had one assist, and two shots, in seven minutes of ice time. Snively may live in the “AHL All-Star but never a legit NHLer”  sphere of hockey but here is hoping he gets a legitimate NHL shot. Pat Quinn

 

October 2021 – Snively was sent to the AHL and has started the season slowly only getting points in two of his first six games. There is not a lot of room on the Capitals due to a bevy of one-way contracts. Snively will have to bide his time and hope Laviolette actually plays him if he gets NHL time. Pat Quinn

 

May 2021 – Snively improved his points per game in 2020-2021 going from 0.53 last season to 0.61 this season. He has been steady for the entire shortened season, preferring to distribute instead of shooting the puck. A smaller skilled player really needs to stand out to make the NHL, especially on a Capitals team that loves size and strong two-way play. It is unknown if he can make the Capitals but improving his production will ensure he could become a middle-six NHL winger. Pat Quinn

 

January 2021 – Snively will enter the 2020-2021 campaign in the AHL for Hershey as he looks to improve upon his first AHL season. The Bears spread out offense so he will at least have a top nine role. Hopefully, Snively can progress as he has a short window to become an NHL player. Pat Quinn

 

March 2020 – Snively had a very good first AHL season even though he only had 24 points in 45 games, but in typical Bears fashion he was also hurt for a month in January. The Capitals signed Snively to a two-year contract beginning in 2019-2020. After his first season of production there is something there for the under-sized forward, the problem becomes if there will ever be room for him in the NHL. The Capitals have a big problem of having the top 9 locked up long term, but if any can be moved and Snively can up his production he could be in the NHL. At 24 he needs all the breaks he can get before he is considered just another productive AHL forward. Pat Quinn

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 1, 1996
Height 5‘9”
Weight 181 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Washington Little Caps PWQC Int PW- - -- -|        
 2009-2010 Washington Little Caps 13U AAAAYHL 13U28 22 1941 16|        
 2011-2012 Selects Academy 16U AAA16U AAA- - -- -|        
  Selects Academy 15U WSI U157 6 410 4|        
 2012-2013 Sioux City MusketeersUSHL48 9 716 10|        
 2013-2014 Sioux City MusketeersUSHL56 14 3145 45|Playoffs8 0 44
  USA U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 1 12 4|