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by Staff Writer / Buffalo Sabres

Jochen Hecht

BUFFALO, N.Y. (January 13, 2013) --- Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced that center Jochen Hecht has agreed to terms on a one-year contract.

Hecht (6'1", 198 lbs., 6/21/77) played in 22 games in 2011-12 and tallied eight points (4+4). The Mannheim, Germany tied his career-best mark with a three-game goal streak from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2.

Acquired from Edmonton in a trade prior to the 2002-03 season, Hecht has recorded 331 points (133+198) in 566 regular-season games as a member of the Sabres. As the longest-tenured player on the team's roster, Hecht ranks 20th in franchise history in games played, goals and points. He leads all active Sabres with a career plus/minus rating of plus-94, ranking him 23rd among all active NHL players.

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