AGE: 25 (February 23, 1978 – October 5, 2003)
CAUSE OF DEATH: Car accident
COMPLEX SAYS: Snyder signed with the Atlanta Thrashers as an
undrafted free agent in 1999 after spending years improving his game as a
junior player in Canada. Not the most skilled player, but a winner and team
leader at every stop of his career, Snyder died after playing only 49 NHL games
in parts of three seasons, the victim of a car crash in a vehicle driven by
star teammate Dany Heatley.