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Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
204 lb (93 kg)
NHL Team Anaheim Ducks
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born April 22 1986 (1986-04-22) (age 23),
Fort McMurray, AB, CAN
NHL Draft 90th overall, 2004
Toronto Maple Leafs
Pro Career 2006 – present

Justin Pogge (born April 22, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently with the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (AHL) and is a former prospect for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Playing career

Pogge played his first one-and-a-half seasons in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Prince George Cougars before being dealt to the Calgary Hitmen at the 2004–05 trade deadline. After his rookie season with the Cougars, he was drafted in the third round, 90th overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He was then signed to a three-year, entry-level contract by the Leafs on December 19, 2005. Playing for the Hitmen in 2005–06, Pogge was awarded the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy as league MVP as well as the CHL Goaltender of the Year Award and Del Wilson Trophy as the top WHL goaltender with a 1.72 goals against average (GAA) and 11 shutouts.

Pogge turned pro in 2006–07 with the Maple Leafs American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Toronto Marlies. He received his first call up to the Maple Leafs on January 11, 2008, but did not suit up and was re-assigned to the Marlies the next day. Recording 19 wins and a 3.03 GAA in his professional rookie season, he was awarded the Marlies Fan Choice Award. The following season, on December 21, 2008, Pogge earned another call-up from the Marlies and made his first NHL start against the Atlanta Thrashers the next night, recording a win in a 6–2 victory. On January 27, 2009, he suffered his first loss in the NHL versus the Minnesota Wild 6-1. During the 2009 offseason, Maple Leafs general Manager Brian Burke re-signed Pogge to a 1 year deal with the intent on trading him to a team where he would receive more playing time, stating that it didn't work out in Toronto for him. On August 10, 2009, he was traded to the Anaheim Ducks.

International play

Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2006 Vancouver
Spengler Cup
Silver 2006 Davos

In his third and final year of major junior, Pogge was named to Canada's national junior team for the 2006 World Junior Championships as the host nation in Vancouver. He was initially not invited to Canada's junior summer camp and was, therefore, not expected to make the team. However, Pogge was named to the team's final selection camp in December and earned the starting position. He led Team Canada to a second straight gold medal and finished with 3 shutouts and a 1.00 GAA. Posting a shutout with 35 saves against Russia in the 5–0 gold medal game victory, Pogge was named Tournament MVP, in addition to Top Goaltender and Tournament All-Star Team honours.

Later that year, during Pogge's professional rookie season with the Toronto Marlies, he represented Canada at the 2006 Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland. He helped Canada to the final game, where they lost to HC Davos 3–2. Pogge was criticized for surrendering the game winning goal after misplaying the puck behind his net, giving it away to the HC Davos player Andres Ambuhl.

Awards

External links

  • Justin Pogge's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Justin Pogge's NHL player profile
This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Justin Pogge. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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