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Pogge inks deal with Coyotes

Phoenix Coyotes general manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes, parent club of the AHL’s Portland Pirates, have signed goaltender Justin Pogge to a one-year, two-way contract.

As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 6-foot-3, 204-pound Pogge played in 48 games with the Charlotte Checkers (AHL) last season, posting a record of 22-18-4, a 3.12 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage.

In five AHL seasons with the Checkers, Toronto Marlies, San Antonio Rampage and Albany River Rats, the 25-year-old native of Fort McMurray, Alta., has played in 217 games, posting a 106-81-20 record with eight shutouts, a 2.69 GAA and a .909 save percentage.

Pogge appeared in seven NHL games with the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2008-09 season, posting a record of 1-4-1. He was originally drafted by the Maple Leafs in the third round (90th overall) in the 2004 Entry Draft.