The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the club has acquired goaltender Justin Pogge from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a conditional selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Pogge, 23, has spent most of the last three seasons in the AHL with the Toronto Marlies. He was 26-21-5 with a 2.70 goals-against average and an .895 save percentage in 53 appearances last season.
The 6-3, 204-pound goaltender made his NHL debut with the Maple Leafs last season, posting a 1-4-1 record with a 4.36 goals-against average (GAA) and .844 save percentage (SV%) in seven appearances. In his NHL debut, Pogge stopped 19 of 21 shots to help lead the Leafs to a 6-2 win at Atlanta on Dec. 22, 2008.
Originally selected by Toronto in the third round (90th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Pogge made his professional debut with the Marlies in 2006-07. In three AHL seasons with Toronto from 2006-09, Pogge went 71-56-11 with seven shutouts, a 2.71 GAA and .899 save percentage in 142 career appearances.
A native of Fort McMurray, Alta., Pogge helped lead Canada to the gold medal at the 2005 World Junior Hockey Championships with a record of 6-0-0, three shutouts, a 1.00 GAA and .952 SV% in six games.
Pogge split his amateur career with Prince George (2003-05) and Calgary (2005-06) of the Western Hockey League (WHL), posting a 79-44-7 record with 20 shutouts, a 2.29 GAA and .911 SV% in 151 games. Following the 2005-06 WHL season, Pogge was named the league’s Player and Goaltender of the Year and the Canadian Hockey League’s (CHL) Goaltender of the Year.