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2015 NHL Draft
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

He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson