Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Justin Pogge
Justin Pogge was born April 22, 1986 in Fort McMurray, Alberta. 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. 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 began his professional career in the American Hockey League with the Toronto Marlies, receiving the Marlies Fan Choice Award in his rookie season. The next year, on December 22, 2008, Pogge would make his NHL debut, beating the Atlanta Thrashers 6-2.

On August 10, 2009, Pogge was traded to the Anaheim Ducks for a conditional 2011 draft pick, though his time in California would be short lived. On March 3, 2010, the NHL trade deadline, Pogge was traded again, this time to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Aaron Ward.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
2002-03 Summerland Sting KIJHL 30 0 3.13
2003-04 Prince George Cougars WHL 44 17 18 2 3 2.82
2003-04 Canada WJ18-A 1 1 0 0 0 2.00
2004-05 Prince George Cougars WHL 24 10 9 2 4 2.80
2004-05 Calgary Hitmen WHL 29 14 12 3 2 2.29 12 7 5 0 1 1.94
2005-06 Calgary Hitmen WHL 54 38 10 6 11 1.72 13 7 6 0 2 2.54
2005-06 Canada WJC-A 6 6 0 0 3 1.00
2006-07 Toronto Marlies AHL 48 19 25 2 3 3.03
2007-08 Toronto Marlies AHL 41 26 10 4 4 2.34 4 1 1 0 0 2.09
2008-09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 7 1 4 1 0 4.35
2008-09 Toronto Marlies AHL 53 26 21 5 0 2.70 5 2 3 0 0 3.15
2009-10 San Antonio Rampage AHL 23 12 7 3 1 2.57
2009-10 Bakersfield Condors ECHL 9 6 2 0 1 2.69
2009-10 Albany River Rats AHL 4 1 0 2 0 2.41
2010-11 Charlotte Checkers AHL 48 22 18 4 0 3.12 4 1 1 0 4.65
2011-12 Portland Pirates AHL 37 14 13 4 0 3.07
2012-13 SV Renon Italy 44 2.37 7 2.52
NHL Totals 7 1 4 1 0 4.35


WHL East First All-Star Team (2006) WHL Goaltender of the Year (2006) WHL Player of the Year (2006) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2006) Canadian Major Junior Goaltender of the Year (2006) Traded to Anaheim by Toronto for Anaheim's 6th round choice (Dennis Robertson) in 2011 Entry Draft, August 10, 2009. Traded to Carolina by Anaheim with Boston's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Carolina selected Justin Shugg) in 2010 Entry Draft for Aaron Ward, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 27, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Ritten (Italy), July 18, 2012.