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by Erin Pollina / Buffalo Sabres
[Editor's Note: Stat Count highlights  the Buffalo Sabres accomplishments on the ice in the 2007-08 season. Each week, Stat Count will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week centers on forward Jochen Hecht.]

Goals scored by Hecht in the 2007-08 campaign, marking a career-high for the German native. His previous best was the 19 goals he scored for the Sabres in 2006-07 and the St. Louis Blues in 2000-01. Hecht finished with 49 points on the year.

Games in the 2007-08 season Hecht wore a letter. The veteran was named an alternate for the months of November, December and January and was captain in October and February. Jaroslav Spacek was ranked second on the team with a letter for 44 games of the year. Hecht and Jason Pominville were the only players who were awarded the “C” for two separate months. Hecht was the sole player to wear a letter for five separate months.

Career-assist recorded on Feb. 5 in a 4-2 win against the Boston Bruins. Hecht had two helpers on the night to reach the milestone and finished the 2007-08 season with a career-total of 211 assists.

Shots taken by Hecht, setting a career-high for the forward. Hecht was ranked third on the Sabres in the category behind Thomas Vanek (240) and Jason Pominville (232). Prior to this season, the most shots Hecht recorded was in 2001-02 when he recorded 211 shots.

Career-point recorded with a goal on October 26 in a 4-2 win against the Florida Panthers. Hecht has tallied 343 points in in the NHL.

Career games played by Jochen Hecht in nine NHL seasons. Hecht reached the 500-game plateau on Dec. 8 in a 7-1 victory in San Jose. The centerman is only the third German-born-and-trained player to reach the milestone, joining the Sabres’ Uwe Krupp (729) and the Bruins’ Marco Sturm (708). Two other German-born players, but Canadian raised, have also completed the feat: Walt Tkaczuk (945) and Willie Huber (629).
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