New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a professional contract with goaltender Brandon Snee. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Snee, 22, appeared in 28 matches with the Union College Skating Dutchmen of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), and was named the team's most valuable player for the second consecutive season. He posted a record of 13-11-4, along with a 2.72 goals against average and a .910 save percentage. His 13 victories, 2.72 goals against average and .910 save percentage established new career-best marks. Snee was also named to the ECAC "Honor Roll" on February 9 and was selected as the ECAC "Goaltender of the Week" for the periods ending October 15 and February 3.
In four seasons at Union (1998-2002), the native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania posted a career mark of 34-62-12, along with a 3.28 goals against average and three shutouts in 133 appearances. He is the school's all-time leader in games played (111), wins (34), minutes played (6265:34) and saves (3018). His career goals against average of 3.28 is the second lowest in school history.
The 6-1, 195-pounder became the fifth player in Union College history to be drafted when he was selected with the Rangers fifth round draft choice, 143rd overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.