December 19, 2015
Defenseman Carl Sneep was the Pittsburgh Penguins' second round draft pick (32nd overall) in 2006.
The Minnesotan committed to attending Boston College where he matured into a star. The highlight of his four year collegiate career was a pair of national championships. He was a workhorse presence with a heavy shot and smart puck movement out of his own zone.
Upon graduating from Boston College (with degrees in History and Philosophy) Sneep signed with the Penguins but was immediately destined to apprentice in the minor leagues. The team wanted him to work on his skating while adjusting to the higher tempo pro-game.
Unfortunately for Sneep he was unable to make the next step. He played fairly well in his rookie pro season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton but regressed in an injury plague dsecond season. He would only play two more pro seasons, quickly tiring of the vagabond life style of those career minor leaguers.
Sneep did get to play in one NHL game, however. On December 17th, 2011 Sneep played 16 minutes for the Penguins and even picked up an assist against Buffalo.
Sneep settled in Minneapolis-St. Paul where he works in the financial services industry.