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Dieter Kochan

Dieter Kochan  #35

NUMBER: 35 BIRTHDATE: May 11, 1974
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 165 DRAFTED: VAN / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 4th   (98th overall)
UHL Second All-Star Team (2000) Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against - AHL) (2004) (shared with Wade Dubielewicz) Scored a goal vs. Winston-Salem (UHL), January 5, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, March 27, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, August 5, 2002. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 7, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Chicago (AHL), October 4, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Houston (AHL), October 17, 2006. Officially announced retirement, May 17, 2007.
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday