John Pohl

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John Pohl
Born (1979-06-29) June 29, 1979 (age 35)
Rochester, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Center
Shot Right
Played for St. Louis Blues
Toronto Maple Leafs
HC Lugano
Frölunda HC
National team  United States
NHL Draft 255th overall, 1998
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2002–2010

John August "Johnny" Pohl (born June 29, 1979) is a retired American professional ice hockey center.

Playing career[edit]

Pohl played for the University of Minnesota where he helped lead the team to the 2002 NCAA National Championship. He also was a standout player at Red Wing High School in Red Wing, Minnesota, where he grew up; during his senior year there he was voted Minnesota's 1998 "Mr. Hockey." Pohl played one game with the St. Louis Blues during the 2003–04 NHL season. He was drafted by the Blues 255th overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. During the 2005–06 NHL season, Pohl played seven games for the Leafs and chipped in with three goals and one assist. His first goal in the NHL was scored in a 6–3 Maple Leafs victory against the New Jersey Devils on December 31, 2005. On February 17, 2007, Pohl recorded his first career two-goal effort against the Edmonton Oilers.

On July 29, 2009, Pohl signed a one-year contract returning to North America with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Second Team 1999–00
All-WCHA First Team 2001–02
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2001–02
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 2002 [2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 Red Wing Wingers MSHSL 28 19 42 61
1995–96 Red Wing Wingers MSHSL 28 42 57 99
1996–97 Red Wing Wingers MSHSL 28 54 57 111
1997–98 Red Wing Wingers MSHSL 28 29 78 107
1997–98 Twin City Vulcans USHL 10 6 3 9 10
1998–99 Minnesota Golden Gophers WCHA 42 7 10 17 18
1999–00 Minnesota Golden Gophers WCHA 41 18 41 59 26
2000–01 Minnesota Golden Gophers WCHA 38 19 26 45 24
2001–02 Minnesota Golden Gophers WCHA 44 27 52 79 26
2002–03 Worcester IceCats AHL 58 26 32 58 34 3 0 1 1 6
2003–04 Worcester IceCats AHL 65 16 25 43 65 3 0 1 1 2
2003–04 St. Louis Blues NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Worcester IceCats AHL 13 3 6 9 2
2005–06 Toronto Marlies AHL 59 36 37 73 40 5 1 5 6 10
2005–06 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 7 3 1 4 4
2006–07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 13 16 29 10
2007–08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 33 1 4 5 10
2008–09 HC Lugano NLA 22 3 22 25 26
2008–09 Frölunda HC SEL 12 5 7 12 6 11 2 7 9 8
2009–10 Chicago Wolves AHL 66 20 33 53 12 14 3 3 6 2
NHL totals 115 17 21 38 24

International[edit]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2003 United States WC 6 3 4 7 0
Senior int'l totals 6 3 4 7 0

Personal[edit]

His wife is Krissy Wendell, former captain of the American national women's hockey team. Pohl had been introduced by Krissy Wendell's brother, Erik, who was Pohl's teammate and roommate at the University of Minnesota.

Following his career in professional hockey, Pohl assumed a teaching job within the business department of Cretin-Derham Hall in Minnesota.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Pohl signs with Chicago Wolves". minnesotahockeyjournal.com. 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records". NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  3. ^ "Catching up with John Pohl". gophersports.com. 2010-08-05. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 

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