Alumni Updates

Two former Trenton Devils were involved in some recent AHL Transactions.

Brad Snetsinger has been signed to a PTO by the Binghamton Senators, while Jack Combs (pictured) was released from his by the Chicago Wolves.

Snetsinger, perhaps most memorable for the way he’d mess around during warmups, was a part of the Devils organization for two seasons.  He spent most of the 2008-09 season in Trenton, posting 49 points (21-28-49) in 49 games.  But he was relatively invisible in the playoffs, registering just two assists in that memorable seven game series against Elmira.

After underachieving at the AHL level last season (5-13-18 in 57 GP), the 23-year-old has split this season between the Utah Grizzlies and Bakersfield Condors.  In 52 games — 26 with each squad — he’s scored 16 goals and added 28 assists.

Combs, still just 23 years old, added a huge scoring boost to Trenton last season.  In 49 games, he tallied 39 points (23-16-39) and finished the season with the AHL’s Peoria Rivermen.

This season, Combs, who has long been regarded as an elite scorer, is tearing up the CHL with the Tulsa Oilers.  He’s averaging well over a point a game, scoring 29 goals and adding 34 assists in 50 games.  In three games with Chicago, he did not record a point.

And here’s a story on Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Mike Haviland.  Haviland, as you know, is a former Trenton Titans assistant and head coach.  He’s also sure to be mentioned for any head coaching opportunities that may arise this off-season as well.

And please don’t miss my latest for ECHL.com, a story on former South Carolina Stingrays goalie Martin Biron.  It’s actually quite the interesting story, and it was a pleasure to speak to Biron about it.  He credits the two ECHL games he played in 1997-98 for turning around his entire career…which, as you likely know, has taken him to four NHL teams over 14 seasons. 

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

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