But he’s got other things on his mind. They shipped him off to the Anaheim Ducks for a 2011 sixth-round pick. no comments yet. Là encore, Justin Pogge aussi. Pogge started his Western Hockey League (WHL) career with the Prince George Cougars. Eliteprospects.com hockey player profile of Justin Pogge, 1986-04-22 Fort McMurray, AB, CAN Canada. In 2011, he signed a one-year deal with the then-Phoenix Coyotes but would play a year in their AHL affiliate team the Portland Pirates. Levi is also the second Canadian goalie in tournament history to record three shutouts, joining Justin Pogge who did it in 2006. Justin Pogge (/ ˈ p oʊ É¡ i /; born ... Won a World Junior Championships gold medal with Team Canada in 2006. This move would certainly not come back to haunt them…. In the summer of 2006, Toronto would ship off the rights of Rask to the Boston Bruins in exchange for former 2004 Calder Trophy winner Andrew Raycroft. Dating back to 1996, the first World Junior Tournament to feature a playoff round … Many prospects who shine brightly on the world’s biggest stage for under-20 hockey, that being the World Junior Championship, go onto achieve plenty of success in the NHL. The hype surrounding him coming out of the tournament was so massive that it convinced an NHL franchise to prematurely trade away a future star in order to make room for him. Log in or sign up to leave a comment Log In Sign Up. He didn't know it at the time, but the performance at the … Still, an amazing career for a player whom Toronto gave up. Use of these names, logos, and brands does not imply endorsement unless specified. Toronto took that to heart as they were convinced that he was their next franchise goaltender. The hype surrounding Pogge grew to new heights after his massive success at the World Juniors. «Sortir et jouer au jeu que j’aime. That was good enough for the Toronto Maple Leafs to draft the Alberta-native 90th overall in the third-round of the 2004 NHL Draft. World Junior U-20 Championships: Canada U-20: 6: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: Related Information … - paat 21:42, 22 March 2006 (UTC) Justin managed one win in the abysmal 1-4-1 record he had during his time with the Maple Leafs. Justin Pogge (né le 22 avril 1986 à Fort McMurray en Alberta, Canada) est un gardien de but canadien de hockey sur glace professionnel. The United States became a force at the world juniors in the 2010s — and the 2017 team was the country’s most dominant. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. 0 comments. Goaltender Devon Levi has absolutely stood on top of his head so far in the World Juniors, boasting an absurd .975 save percentage with 116 saves on 119 shots. Goaltender Justin Pogge (33) playing for Team Canada again Team Finland on December 26 2006. Both Devon Levi (CAN) and Spencer Knight (USA) had three each in Edmonton. Levi tied the all-time record for shutouts at a single World Juniors, set by Justin Pogge on Canada’s march to gold at the 2006 tournament in Vancouver, B.C. "I can't say I ever felt comfortable the whole tournament." After his NHL shot didn't pan out, he's battled back from the depths of the minors to find his game and a new life playing goal abroad. Justin Pogge is expected to be Canada's No.1 Goalie at the World Juniors. Required fields are marked *. His 26-21-5 record wasn’t too hard on the eyes to look at, but the concern was in his failure to record a single shutout, despite recording seven over the prior two seasons. Sort by. Canada started the game off with three goals in the first period. The highly touted netminder was so valued that he unintentionally influenced an entire NHL organization to trade a future star goalie in hopes of him becoming the face of their franchise. Born 1986-04-22 in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Categories Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, World Junior Hockey Championship Tags Justin Pogge, Tuukka Rask. So much so that they would trade away another one of their elite goaltending prospects in order to pave the way for him. Be the first to share what you think! By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. He had one of the greatest performances in World Junior Championship history. "We weren't touted to win. *It was 15 years ago that Justin Pogge led Canada to gold when he registered a record three shutouts. I’m playing for a gold medal,” said Levi, after stopping all 28 shots by Russia. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Pogge was drafted 90th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2004 and made his NHL debut with a 6-2 win in Atlanta. He played in seven games, allowing 27 goals during that time. He was called up to play for the Maple Leafs for the 2008-09 season and finally got some playing time this time around. Raycroft started 72 games for the Maple Leafs that season and had a record of 37-25-9 with an abysmal 2.99 GAA and .894 SV%. Ahead of the 2006 world juniors gold-medal game, Justin Pogge was on top of the hockey world, even if he didn't feel like it. 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Many prospects who shine brightly on the world’s biggest stage for under-20 hockey, that being the World Junior Championship, go The Rise & Fall of Canadian World Junior Star Justin Pogge » … The shutout against Russia was his third of the tournament, which is good to tie the World Juniors shutout record set by Canadian goaltender Justin Pogge in 2006. Levi is at .975 currently. His play was so impressive that he earned the starting role in net, despite not being invited to the summer camp. Unfortunately, Pogge wasn’t the saviour that many fans hoped he’d be. Pogge says Sweden is a good place to raise his family after he and his wife had their first child, a son, last year.Â, "It's a beautiful country and they love Canadians and Americans," he said. "I've built a good life here. Pogge had to face a boatload of shots game after game. It was appalling in the numbers department as he finished with a 4.36 GAA and a .844 SV%. Unfortunately, playing for a struggling Marlies team might have initially hurt his development and confidence. All company, product and service names used in this website are for identification purposes only. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. He was called up at age 21, maybe not mentally mature enough for the Toronto market. 100% Upvoted. He was named the Canadian Hockey League Goaltender of the Year along with winning the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy as the WHL MVP. In his second AHL season, Pogge helped the Marlies break into the postseason with a regular-season record of 26-10-4 through 41 games with a 2.34 GAA and a .908 SV%. C’est de ça qu’il s’agit pour moi. His time at that level was extremely short-lived as he’d only play in seven games! However, sometimes those promising young hockey players don’t quite reach the ceiling that many predicted them to meet. share. Rask is still the starting goalie and is one of the best goalies in the NHL. Ahead of the 2006 world juniors gold-medal game, Justin Pogge was on top of the hockey world, even if he didn't feel like it. I can work on the picture if i need to Nominate and support. Biographie. Well, in 2021, two goalies equaled that mark. Oddly enough, Pogge and Rask faced off against each other in the very first game of the tournament – a 5-1 Canada victory over Finland in which Pogge made 16 saves and Rask got off to a slow start with only 26 … One of those players was stand-out goaltender Justin Pogge. He’d play for eight other teams, which included his current squad, the Kölner Haie of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga league (DEL). Personal. You know there's only so many jobs," he said.Â. 3: Shutouts for Canadian goaltender Devon Levi, tying the all-time World Juniors record set by Justin Pogge for Canada in 2006. From there, he played three seasons in Sweden, followed by one in Slovakia with the KHL's Bratislava Slovan, and then a return to Sweden with Rogle BK — the team he's played for since 2017. He was beginning to show the incredible potential that he had displayed before at the CHL level and on the world’s stage in the World Junior Championship once again, making a strong case for the future starting goaltender role with the Maple Leafs. *As well, the Americans set a team record for longest shutout streak, not allowing a goal for 218:53 of game time. However, in his third AHL season, Pogge’s play started showing signs of regression. All rights reserved. We were the underdogs," he said of the gold-medal game against an Evgeni Malkin-led Russian team at GM Place in Vancouver. That highly coveted prospect was the team’s 21st-overall selection from the 2005 NHL Draft, Tuukka Rask, which made it more obvious that Pogge was their guy moving forward. Awarded the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy (player of the year in the WHL) in 2006. He had so much potential but was ultimately held to unreasonable expectations while being hampered by the poor teams in front of him. At age 22, he recorded a 2.70 GAA and a .895% SV% after 53 games. Justin Pogge was the star of Canada's world juniors team at Vancouver in 2006. He would go 17-18-2 in … Before Pogge knew it, his NHL career was over, so he decided to pack his bags and head to Europe after additional AHL seasons and zero NHL ice time. He also is on pace to break Carey Price’s save percentage record of .961. Pogge was able to build on his World Junior performance, finishing the year with 38 wins, a 1.72 GAA and a.926 save percentage with Calgary in … He improved on those numbers the following season with a .926 SV% and 1.72 GAA after 54 games. Ahead of the 2006 world juniors gold-medal game, Justin Pogge was on top of the hockey world, even if he didn't feel like it.Â, "I was nervous as hell before every game," he remembered with a chuckle. "I can't say I ever felt comfortable the whole tournament. All articles, images, product names, logos, and brands are property of their respective owners. One of those players was stand-out goaltender Justin Pogge. hide. I get that the stat line of 4.36 GAA and a .844 SV% and going 1-4-1 is horrendous, but it was way too early to hit the panic button. Nevertheless, Team Canada went 6-0-0 in much thanks to his otherworldy performance in between the pipes. We recently caught up with Justin Pogge of BIK Karlskoga. But Pogge was unbeatable again, leading Canada to a 5-0 victory and world juniors gold. Â, "I was in complete shock that we won," Pogge said. It was also his second time blanking the Russians in Edmonton; he made 23 saves in a 1-0 pre-tournament win on Dec. 23. “I had fun tonight; it was fun to play a semifinal game wearing the Maple Leaf,” Levi said. Justin Pogge. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. It’s hard to pin-point why Pogge didn’t work out in the NHL. Levi has also earned three shutouts, which equals Pogge’s single-tournament record from the 2006 World Juniors. Canada's 2006 squad that last won gold in B.C. “I am not playing for a shutout record, I am playing for a gold medal,” said Levi. If he can blank the Americans on Tuesday, he’ll set a new mark for one World Juniors and tie Jaroslav Halak for the all-time mark with four. However, sometimes those promising young hockey players don’t quite reach the ceiling that many predicted them to meet. He has three shutouts for the tournament and ties the World Juniors record set by Justin Pogge in 2006. Your email address will not be published. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Justin Pogge player profile, stats and championships. 0: Attendance for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship. Pogge played for the Maple Leafs’ AHL affiliate team, the Toronto Marlies, a team that struggled mightily to win games night-to-night. Breaking News. Justin Pogge currently plays for the Kölner Haie (DEL). Levi has already tied Justin Pogge’s shutout record for a single World Juniors (three), although the 2020 seventh-round pick of the Florida Panthers (212th overall) emphasizes that this is not his priority. He was a young goalie that showed tremendous promise at the different levels of hockey he played at. Awarded the Toronto Marlies Fan Choice Award in 2007. Pogge was called up once before the 2008-09 season, but wasn’t played and when he finally arrived to start the season for Toronto, he struggled immensely. Copyright © 2021 by Hockey Eyes. It’s the fifth gold medal in … He finished the season with .917 SV% and 2.29 GAA through 29 games. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all 28 tournament games were played without fans in the building. Not a strong performance from him as the Maple Leafs would miss the playoffs that season and he’d only play 19 games the following season. That summer the Maple Leafs head office had to read the writing that was on the wall — their “goalie of the future” wasn’t going to pan out. In his first season, he faced stiffer competition in this new league and ended up recording a 3.03 GAA, a .896 SV% in a 19-25-2 record. Maple Leafs prospect Justin Pogge of the Calgary Hitmen and Devan Dubnyk … Canada loses tightly fought game to Russia in world juniors round-robin finale, Brothers Quinn and Jack Hughes aiming to lead U.S.A. to world juniors gold. In the postseason he would play in four games and finished with a 2.09 GAA and a .918 SV%. best . By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Are NHL Players Paid to Play or to Win? Before Sweden, Justin has played in many countries, such as Italy, ECHL, AHL, and even the NHL. Canada goalie Justin Pogge celebrates after defeating Russia 5-0 to win the gold medal in 2006. Awarded the Del Wilson Trophy (top goaltender in the WHL) in 2006. Where are they now? He played a grand total of zero games for them, and was dealt in a minor deal to the Carolina Hurricanes and never laced up for them either. Many prospects who shine brightly on the world’s biggest stage for under-20 hockey, that being the World Junior Championship, go onto achieve plenty of success in the NHL. He carried Canada to the gold medal with an astounding 1.00 GAA and a .952 SV% in the six games, three of which were shutouts. Since Raycroft became the starting goalie in Toronto, maybe more of the focus was on his success instead of Pogge’s growth. Things certainly looked promising for the Maple Leafs’ prospect netminder. Show Me the Money! Boston always came out on top winning the Eastern Conference Final in 2013 in seven games and also winning the first-round match-ups from the 2018 and 2019 playoffs in, lets say it all together now, seven games. Below are the rosters for teams competing in the 2006 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. I was very grateful for my chance at 20 years old. Another possible reason was that Pogge played during a terrible period for Toronto with their team performing poorly and less-than-desirable player development. Pogge started his Western Hockey League (WHL) career with the Prince George Cougars. boy," he said.Â, From a hockey sense, those moments at GM Place were among the best Pogge would see for some time.Â. He writes mostly about sports and has worked for CBC in Toronto and Vancouver as well as abroad in London. The highly touted netminder was so valued that he unintentionally influenced an entire NHL organization to trade a future star goalie in hopes of him becoming the face of their franchise. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. His 4.36 goals-against average and a .844 save percentage led to a quick demotion to the minors. He’s made three Stanley Cup appearances with the Bruins, capturing the Cup back in 2011 against the Vancouver Canucks. Most recently in the DEL with Kölner Haie. It's amazing how much a two week tournament in 2006 changed the fortunes of this franchise for an entire decade. Anybody else sick of hearing about how good Justin Pogge was at the World Juniors? "Â, The victory was especially sweet with family from his hometown of Penticton in the crowd.Â, "Winning in Vancouver was huge for me, being a B.C. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. “I’m not playing for a shutout record. He would go 17-18-2 in 37 games, recording a 2.83 goals against average (GAA) and a .900 save percentage (SV%). Between last year's world junior hockey championship in Vancouver and this year's Spengler Cup tournament, Pogge is a perfect 8-0-0 wearing the Canadian jersey. Spencer Knight’s third shutout in seven games also ties a tournament record (Justin Pogge, Canada, 2006) and sets a new U.S. record. The other two were lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013, and the St. Louis Blues in 2019. «Le meilleur sentiment est de pouvoir représenter mon pays», a déclaré Levi, qui a un pourcentage d’arrêts de 0,975 et une moyenne de buts alloués de 0,53. He says his Europe excursion has been a good experience, but a return to North America would be hard to say no to. CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. Although Pogge’s numbers weren’t horrendous, they weren’t amazing either, and certainly did not warrant the label of an up-and-coming star goaltender. save. 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"I was nervous as hell before every game," he remembered with a chuckle. The Americans ran the table, winning all seven of their games by a combined score of 29-15. Comments are welcome while open. "Â, While it's not the NHL, Pogge is playing regularly, starting or appearing in 32 of his team's 52 games last season.Â, "Sweden has to be one of the top leagues … the consistency of the game is so good and you can tell by the sheer number of Swedes in the NHL.". Or, you know, 2006’s Justin Pogge versus Tuukka Rask. Canada hunts for gold after passing every ‘test’ at world juniors with ease After shutting out Russia 5-0, Team Canada has punched their ticket to the gold medal game for the second year in a row. He also captured the William M. Jennings Trophy for allowing the fewest goals scored against his team in the 2019-20 season. But it wasn't the right time for me," he said of his time with the Leafs.Â, In the fall of 2012, a labour dispute put the NHL season in doubt, so after eight seasons in the AHL and ECHL, Pogge packed up and headed to Europe, starting with Ritten Renon of the Italian Serie A league.Â, "I had to start from the bottom and work my way back up," he said.Â. "I got my chance. Pogge turned pro in the 2006-07 AHL for the Marlies. Boston won the trade twice with the failure of both goaltenders and Rask leading them to the promise land in a Stanley Cup victory. Named the CHL Goaltender of the Year in 2006. Devon Levi has already tied Justin Pogge's World Juniors record of three shutouts in a single tournament Now, he wasn’t entirely to blame for the inconsistency between the pipes as the head coach at the time, Ron Wilson, made some strange decisions from time-to-time, which led to incompetent plays on the part of Pogge’s teammates in front of him. On top of that, Toronto and Boston would face-off many times in the playoffs in recent years. Goalie Justin Pogge was the star of the tournament, finishing with a .952 save percentage after earning shutouts in both medal round contests. One of those players was stand-out goaltender Justin Pogge. Your email address will not be published. "I remember trying to do an interview after and I couldn't speak straight. When the two met at the 2006 World Juniors tournament in British Columbia, they both put on all-time performances. C’est un nom familier maintenant, Devon Levi. Pogge will remain one of the biggest “what-if’s” in the Maple Leafs’ history book as they haven’t brought a Stanley Cup to the people in “the six” in 54 years. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). When Team Canada fans look back on past tournament greats, Pogge is almost always mentioned because of his monstrously stellar play as a member of Team Canada for the 2005-06 World Junior Championship in Vancouver. "I always have that dream of coming back and getting the chance to put an NHL uniform on again," he said.Â, "I understand my age and everything but I'm a different goalie [compared to] when I was 20 years old. Guys get to come back over and honestly I would love to be one of those guys. Before Success at the World Juniors . For those who don’t remember, that squad was arguably a weak Canada team, despite featuring the likes of Jonathan Toews, Kris Letang and Carey Price. 8 - United States: 2017. Going back to the Rask-for-Raycroft trade in 2006, it is truly a sore spot for Maple Leafs fans as Raycroft would struggle to rekindle his flame in the net that helped him win the Calder Trophy in 2004. I sounded like an idiot. report. ", At the same time, he's realistic about his options.Â, "Being a goalie, it's a little different. Price was dominant in leading Canada to the 2007 championship, winning the tournament MVP and the best goalie award. He’d rack up a 79-49-13 record in 151 total games in junior. Read more The Rise & Fall of Canadian World Junior Star Justin Pogge. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. But now, years after a difficult NHL experience, a long stint in the minors and three European countries, Pogge seems to have finally found his comfort zone. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. But Pogge lost his next six starts, allowing 25 goals in the process. "Â, Over the prior 10 days, Pogge had emerged as the tournament's breakout star, allowing just six goals and coming into the final with a pair of shutouts, including one of Finland in the semifinal.Â. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Matthew Black is a B.C.-based writer, producer and reporter. Florida Panthers goalie prospect Spencer Knight won a Gold Medal following the United States 2-0 win over previously undefeated host Canada at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton.. Panthers prospect Devon Levi was between the pipes for Canada, earning a Silver Medal in the tournament. Originally drafted 90th overall in the 2004 draft, Justin played four seasons in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization before being traded to the Anaheim Ducks. After a very unspectacular first half of the 2004-05 season with the Prince George Cougars of the WHL, Pogge found himself playing in a new venue in January, that being the Calgary Hitmen. Many prospects who shine brightly on the world’s biggest stage for under-20 hockey, that being the World Junior Championship, go onto achieve plenty of . If anyone loves hockey, then no one can forget how Goaltender Justin Pogge has taken our breath away during the 2006 World Juniors Ice Hockey Championships. Devon Levi carried the team stopping all 28 shots for his third shutout of this tournament tying Justin Pogge’s record for shutouts in a single World Juniors. Complete player biography and stats. Now at age 34, his current record is 6-6-0 with a 3.24 GAA and a .900 SV%.