Texas Swaps With Rivs, Carl Sneep for Brett Sonne

Carl Sneep (Credit: Steven Christy)
The NHL trade deadline may have been last week, but the AHL movement/trade deadline is today. The Stars made a move, sending defenseman Carl Sneep to the Peoria Rivermen in exchange for center Brett Sonne.

Sneep is still Dallas Stars property, but he will be loaned to a different AHL club. This happened last year for Dallas with Ray Sawada, who was loaned to the St. John's IceCaps for the last month of the season and playoffs but remained Dallas property.

Like Sneep, Sonne began the year in the ECHL but only played seven games there. He's a fourth year player and has 7-8-15 in 56 games.

Texas now has nine defensemen on their roster with this move.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that the St. Louis Blues have loaned forward Brett Sonne (pronounced SAH-nay) to Texas. Additionally, Dallas has loaned defenseman Carl Sneep to Peoria.

Sonne, 23, played in 56 games for Peoria this season, posting 15 points (7 goals, 8 assists) and 14 penalty minutes. The Maple Grove, British Columbia native began the season with the Evansville Icemen, piling up seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) in seven ECHL games, before getting recalled to Peoria. Currently in his fourth professional season, the six-foot 200-pound center has appeared in 265 career AHL games, all with Peoria, where he scored 65 points (31 goals, 34 assists) and had 132 penalty minutes. Sonne was drafted by St. Louis in the third round (85th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He played parts of five seasons of major junior hockey for the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League. In 232 career WHL games, Sonne had 171 points (89 goals, 82 assists) and 175 penalty minutes, while also appearing in 61 career WHL playoff games, where he tallied 29 points (16 goals, 13 assists) and 62 PIMs. Sonne represented Canada at the 2009 IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championships, held in Ottawa, Ontario, and helped Team Canada win the gold medal, beating Sweden in the championship game.

Sneep, 25, was acquired by Dallas on January 24 from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The St. Louis Park, Minnesota native played in 25 games for Texas, recording six points (2 goals, 4 assists), 10 penalty minutes and a plus-10 rating. He appeared in 29 games this year for the Wheeling Nailers, registering a plus-12 rating and 15 points (3 goals, 12 assists), which ranked third among all Nailers defensemen in scoring. Sneep also skated in one AHL game this season for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Sneep was drafted by Pittsburgh in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.


  1. Although I have been wondering if Sneep would make the playoff cut I liked him. He had a nice agitator quality about him, maybe only Tousi was better at it.


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