CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Hounds today announced a trade that will send faceoff specialist Geoff Snider to the Denver Outlaws in exchange for veteran midfielder Terry Kimener and a 2016 fifth-round Supplemental Draft pick.
“I absolutely love Geoff Snider,” said Hounds VP & GM Wade Leaphart. “He’s a great teammate, a true warrior, and a fun guy. I’m certainly not looking forward to playing against him. Unfortunately, travel is a factor and getting him here from Calgary proved difficult at times. We’re excited to bring in Terry Kimener. Adding a veteran midfielder was high up on our to-do list this offseason. This deal will serve both sides well.”
Kimener has spent the past four years with the Outlaws organization, following a three-year stint with the former Chicago Machine. In 75 career MLL games, the midfielder has amassed 74 goals (two of which were 2-pointers), 62 assists and 67 groundballs.
“I want to thank the Denver Outlaws for an awesome four-year run with them,” said Kimener. “They are a top notch organization. I am grateful for the opportunity and friends I made there. I also am excited for the 2015 MLL season and the opportunity to play for the Charlotte Hounds. Thank you to GM Wade Leaphart and the Hounds for taking a shot on me. Hopefully I can help bring this young franchise and city a MLL title. I’m looking forward to a fresh start and new team.”
The 6’2” Kimener will add a veteran presence and needed depth to a young Hounds midfield unit that includes Mike Chanenchuk, Thomas DeNapoli, John Haus and Jake Tripucka.
Meanwhile, the Outlaws receive one of the most decorated faceoff specialists in lacrosse. Snider in 70 career MLL games has complied a faceoff percentage of 51.2% (987-1,927) and has collected 426 groundballs. He also has tallied 43 goals and 26 assists. The Hounds traded for Snider in late 2012 and he was a key piece to the team’s run to the 2013 MLL Championship Game.
“I have been honoured and incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a part of the Hounds organization,” said Snider. “Jim (McPhilliamy), Wade and all of the coaching and support staff have done an amazing job cultivating an incredibly professional environment and championship mentality that I learned a great deal from. I’m excited to head back West and contribute to the Outlaws. I want to thank the Charlotte Hounds for their time, effort and investment in me professionally and personally.”
The Hounds currently have two other faceoff specialists on their 2015 pre-season roster inTim Fallon and Brendan Fowler. The 2015 Hounds season will begin in early April. Visitcharlottehounds.com/tickets to reserve your seats now.