Atlanta Thrashers Pay Tribute to Fallen Teammate Dan Snyder In Elmira

Posted: 18th October 2009 by Peter Bojarinov in NHL
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Today, the Atlanta Thrashers were in Elmira, Ontario, to pay tribute to a former Thrasher, the late Dan Snyder. The entire team rode the bus after the game in Buffalo to Elmira, Snyder's hometown. It was obvious that being at the rink in Elmira meant plenty to this organization.

"He was one of our guys. He's always going to be in our hearts. I'm glad we came here today," said Ilya Kovalchuk.

The only two remaining Thrashers who were on the team with Snyder are Ilya Kovalchuk and Slava Kozlov. Snyder died six days after sustaining injuries in a tragic car accident on Sept. 29, 2003. Dany Heatley, who was driving the vehicle, was injured but survived the crash.

Just six years ago, Dan Snyder and his father Graham had talked about having a new arena in the area aro ...

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