Stanley Cup Final
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

For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday