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Maple Leafs Acquire John Pohl

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
(August 24, 2005) -- John Ferguson, general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Wednesday that the club has acquired forward John Pohl from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for future considerations.


Pohl, 26, has spent the past three seasons playing for Worcester of the American Hockey League. In 2002-03 with the club, he ranked fourth among AHL rookies in goals (26) and points (58). He finished first on the team that year in goals, second in assists (32-tie) and second in points. He made his NHL debut in 2003-04 playing one game for St. Louis on November 1 vs. Chicago.

Pohl played his college hockey at the University of Minnesota of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. In 2001-02, he led the nation in assists (52) and points (79) and was named to the WCHA First All-Star Team. He guided the club to the national championship that season collecting three points (one goal, two assists) in the final versus Maine.

The native of Rochester, Minnesota represented the United States at the 2003 World Championships and collected seven points (three goals, four assists). He led the team in assists (tie) and points. He was originally St. Louis' eighth choice, 255th overall in the 1998 Entry Draft.

JOHN POHL
REGULAR SEASON
PLAYOFFS
SEASON
CLUB
LEAGUE
 
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
1997-98 TWIN CITIES USHL
10
5
3
8
10
--
--
--
--
--
1998-99 MINNESOTA WCHA
42
7
10
17
18
--
--
--
--
--
1999-00 MINNESOTA WCHA
41
18
41
59
26
--
--
--
--
--
2000-01 MINNESOTA WCHA
38
19
26
45
24
--
--
--
--
--
2001-02 MINNESOTA WCHA
44
27
52
79
26
--
--
--
--
--
2002-03 WORCESTER AHL
58
26
32
58
34
3
0
1
1
6
  UNITED STATES WC-A
6
3
4
7
0
--
--
--
--
--
2003-04 ST. LOUIS NHL
1
0
0
0
0
--
--
--
--
--
  WORCESTER AHL
65
16
25
41
65
3
0
1
1
2
2004-05 WORCESTER AHL
13
3
6
9
2
--
--
--
--
--
NHL TOTALS
1
0
0
0
0
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--
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