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Bob Sneddon Chicago Blackhawk Prospect
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 “IHL”.
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.
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