A goaltender with the New York Islanders from 2001 to 2006, Garth Snow retired as a player on July 18, 2006 to become the fifth General Manager in franchise history. Snow played twelve seasons in the NHL after being selected by the Quebec Nordiques in the sixth round of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. He finished his career with an overall record of 135-147-43 along with a 2.80 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage over 368 games with the Nordiques, Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Islanders.
On the International stage, Snow represented Team USA at the 1994 Olympics in Norway and at the 1998 World Championships in Switzerland. Snow graduated from the University of Maine in 1993 after playing four years with the Black Bears. He won a National Championship at Maine in 1993 and was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team. He also earned Hockey East Second Team All-Star
honors. Snow led the NCAA in victories for three straight seasons from 1990-1992.
During his tenure at Maine, Snow was also a member of the All-Academic team.
While attending the University of Maine, Snow earned a Master's Degree in Educational Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.