The Ducks announced on Wednesday that they have reassigned goaltender Justin Pogge to the Bakersfield Condors, Anaheim’s development affiliate in the ECHL.
Pogge was recalled earlier in the day as a precaution when Jean-Sebastien Giguere complained of a groin strain. But Giguere was able to suit up for the Wednesday night game with Dallas at Honda Center.
Pogge, 23 (4/22/86), has appeared in two contests with the Condors this season, posting a 1-0-0 record with a 0.75 goals-against average (GAA) and .950 save percentage (SV%). He recorded a shutout in Bakersfield’s season opener, stopping all 15 shots he faced in a 5-0 victory on Oct. 16 vs. Ontario.
A native of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Pogge made his NHL debut with Toronto in 2008-09, posting a 1-4-1 record with a 4.36 GAA and .844 SV% in seven appearances. In his NHL debut, Pogge stopped 19-of-21 shots in a 6-2 Toronto win on Dec. 22, 2008 at Atlanta. With the victory, Pogge became the first Toronto goaltender to start and win in his NHL debut since Mar. 22, 1991 (Damian Rhodes at Detroit). The 6-4, 202-pound goaltender spent the rest of the season with the Maple Leafs’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, going 26-21-5 with a 2.70 GAA and .895 SV% in 53 appearances.
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 SV% in 142 career appearances. He was acquired by Anaheim from Toronto in exchange for a conditional selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft on Aug. 10, 2009.