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Right winger Dave Snuggerud was born June 20, 1966 in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The Buffalo Sabres drafted the six-foot, 190-pound forward at age 21 in the 1987 NHL Supplemental Draft out of the University of Minnesota. He went on to play 265 games (30 goals, 54 assists, 84 points) in his National Hockey League career.

On December 18, 1992, the Flyers acquired Snuggerud from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for left winger Mark Pederson. Snuggerud dressed in 14 games as a Flyer, posting two assists and 10 shots on goal. He did not record a goal or a penalty.

The Flyers assigned Snuggerud to the AHL's Hershey Bears on January 31, 1993. The player retired on February 12. He later returned to hockey for the 1994-95 season, playing in the International Hockey League for the short-lived Minnesota Moose before retiring for good.

After his retirement from playing, Snuggerud became an educator, off-the-ice as well as on. For a time, he was a sixth-grade science teacher at Wayzata East Middle School in Wayzata, Minnesota. He later became a high school coach at Chaska High School and founded the Breakaway Academy in Chaska, Minnesota.