John Pohl
Position Center
Shoots Right
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
194 lb (88 kg)
Teams St. Louis Blues
Toronto Maple Leafs
HC Lugano
Frölunda HC
Born June 29 1979 (1979-06-29) (age 40),
Rochester, MN, USA
NHL Draft 255th overall, 1998
St. Louis Blues
Pro Career 2002 – 2010

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

Playing careerEdit

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]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 Red Wing High School MSHSL 28194261
1995–96 Red Wing Wingers MSHSL 28425799
1996–97 Red Wing Wingers MSHSL 285457111
1997–98 Red Wing Wingers MSHSL 282978107
1997–98 Twin City Vulcans USHL 1063910
1998–99 Minnesota Golden Gophers WCHA 427101718
1999–00 Minnesota Golden Gophers WCHA 4118415926
2000–01 Minnesota Golden Gophers WCHA 3819264524
2001–02 Minnesota Golden Gophers WCHA 4427527926
2002–03 Worcester IceCats AHL 5826325834 30116
2003–04 Worcester IceCats AHL 6516254365 30112
2003–04 St. Louis Blues NHL 10000
2004–05 Worcester IceCats AHL 133692
2005–06 Toronto Marlies AHL 5936377340 515610
2005–06 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 73144
2006–07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 7413162910
2007–08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3314510
2008–09 HC Lugano NLA 223222526
2008–09 Frölunda HC SEL 1257126 112798
2009–10 Chicago Wolves AHL 6620335312 143362
NHL totals 11517213824


Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2003 United States WC 63470
Senior int'l totals 63470

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. [2]


  1. "John Pohl signs with Chicago Wolves". (2009-07-29). Retrieved on 2010-07-17.
  2. "Catching up with John Pohl". (2010-08-05). Retrieved on 2010-08-14.

External links Edit

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