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Jochen Hecht

Jochen Hecht  #55

Center
NUMBER: 55 BIRTHDATE: June 21, 1977
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Mannheim, Germany
WEIGHT: 198 DRAFTED: STL / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (49th overall)
2011-12:
• Finished T-1st among Sabres skaters with a plus- 6 rating
• Contributed four points (2+2) over a six game span (4/5-4/14)
• Logged a season high 21:08 TOI vs. FLA (2/3)
• Tallied an assist in back-to-back games three times (2/5 at OTT and 2/7 vs. MTL; 2/15 vs. BOS and 2/17 vs. PIT; 4/5 vs. OTT and 4/7 vs. NJD) 
• Registered his first goal of the season vs. NJD (3/2), his 134th as a member of the Sabres to tie Jim Lorentz and Maxim Afinogenov for 18th-most in franchise history.
• Recorded a pair of points (1+1) vs. OTT (4/5), his first multi-point outing since Dec. 28, 2010 at EDM 
 
Traded to Edmonton by St. Louis with Marty Reasoner and Jan Horacek for Doug Weight and Michel Riesen, July 1, 2001. Traded to Buffalo by Edmonton for Atlanta's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Edmonton selected Jeff Deslauriers) in 2002 Entry Draft and Nashville's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Edmonton selected Jarret Stoll) in 2002 Entry Draft, June 22, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Mannheim (Germany), August 2, 2004. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to recurring head injury. Signed as a free agent by Mannheim (Germany), December 11, 2012.
Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres