|Assets:||Displayed excellent instincts at both ends of the ice. Could line up at both center and wing. Was good on face-offs and when killing penalties. Had good hand/eye coordination.|
|Flaws:||Didn't display enough offensive consistency. Was somewhat fragile and injury-prone, and could have used even more bulk to help with the rigors of the National Hockey League schedule.|
|Career Potential:||Fragile but versatile two-way forward.|
|4/27/2013||Signed with the Adler Mannheim (Germany).|
|4/26/2013||Announced his retirement.|
|1/11/2013||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a one-year contract.|
|4/07/2012||Missed the last 34 regular season games (concussion).|
|1/24/2012||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|12/26/2011||Missed 6 games (lower body injury).|
|12/10/2011||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/23/2011||Missed 20 games (concussion).|
|10/29/2011||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|10/07/2011||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|4/26/2011||Missed the last 6 games of the regular season and 6 playoff games (upper body injury).|
|4/08/2011||Upper body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|3/30/2011||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/26/2011||Missed 5 games (upper body injury).|
|3/15/2011||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/12/2011||Missed 4 games (upper body injury).|
|3/06/2011||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/26/2010||Missed the last 3 regular season games and all 6 playoff games (upper body injury).|
|4/08/2010||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/06/2009||Missed 2 games (blurred vision).|
|2/02/2009||Blurred vision, day-to-day.|
|11/07/2008||Missed 10 games (finger injury).|
|3/08/2008||Missed 7 games (strained leg muscle).|
|2/23/2008||Strained leg muscle, day-to-day.|
|10/16/2007||Re-signed by the Buffalo Sabres to a four-year contract extension.|
|1/26/2007||Missed 3 games (lower body injury).|
|1/16/2007||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/01/2006||Missed 3 games (inner-ear infection).|
|11/22/2006||Inner-ear infection, day-to-day.|
|5/08/2006||Missed Game 5 and 6 of Round One against the Philadelphia Flyers and Game 1 of Round Two against the Ottawa Senators (knee injury).|
|4/30/2006||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|4/22/2006||Missed the last 7 games of the regular season (knee injury).|
|4/05/2006||Knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|4/03/2006||Missed 9 games (knee injury).|
|3/17/2006||Knee injury, early April.|
|3/01/2006||Missed 2 games (knee injury).|
|2/10/2006||Knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|8/15/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a three-year contract.|
|7/31/2005||Buffalo Sabres tendered a qualifying offer.|
|8/06/2004||Re-signed by the Buffalo Sabres to a one-year contract.|
|8/02/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Liga (Germany).|
|7/16/2004||Filed for salary arbitration.|
|6/30/2004||Buffalo Sabres tendered a qualifying offer.|
|2/05/2004||Missed 1 game (bruised left shoulder).|
|1/31/2004||Bruised left shoulder, day-to-day.|
|1/30/2004||Shoulder injury, left Friday's game.|
|11/17/2003||Missed 17 games (broken left arm)|
|10/04/2003||Broken left arm, late November.|
|3/08/2003||Missed 9 games (wrist injury).|
|3/06/2003||Wrist injury, day-to-day.|
|2/21/2003||Wrist injury, early March.|
|2/19/2003||Wrist injury, day-to-day.|
|2/17/2003||Missed 2 games (wrist injury).|
|2/13/2003||Wrist injury, day-to-day.|
|1/24/2003||Missed 20 games (concussion).|
|12/08/2002||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/07/2002||Ear injury, left Saturday's game.|
|10/25/2002||Missed 2 games (bruised left knee).|
|10/19/2002||Bruised left knee, day-to-day.|
|6/22/2002||Acquired from the Edmonton Oilers.|
|7/30/2001||Re-signed by the Edmonton Oilers.|
|7/19/2001||Signed with the Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (Germany) (with NHL option).|
|7/01/2001||Acquired from the St. Louis Blues.|
|4/07/2001||Missed 7 games (thigh injury).|
|3/24/2001||Thigh injury, day-to-day.|
|2/08/2001||Missed 2 games (pulled oblique muscle).|
|2/01/2001||Pulled oblique muscle, day-to-day.|
|1/29/2001||Missed 1 game (pulled oblique muscle).|
|1/27/2001||Pulled oblique muscle, day-to-day.|
|6/22/2002||Edmonton Oilers traded Jochen Hecht to the Buffalo Sabres for a 2nd round selection in 2002 and a 2nd round selection in 2002.|
|7/30/2001||Re-signed by the Edmonton Oilers.|
|7/19/2001||Signed with the Adler Mannheim of the German League (with NHL option).|
|7/01/2001||Edmonton Oilers traded Doug Weight and Michel Riesen to the St. Louis Blues for Marty Reasoner, Jochen Hecht and Jan Horacek.|
|7/08/1995||Drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 2nd round (49th overall) in 1995.|
Jochen Hecht retires from NHL | 04/27/2013 10:45 AM
NewsJochen Hecht announced his retirement from hockey.
ImpactAfter 13 seasons in the NHL the underrated two-way pivot decided to call it quits. Hecht played for St. Louis, Edmonton and Buffalo and scored 186 goals and registered 463 points in 833 NHL games. We wish him all the best.
Jochen Hecht scores, earns Masterton nod | 04/24/2013 9:54 AM
NewsJochen Hecht scored for Buffalo Tuesday night.
ImpactHis fifth goal of the season gave the Sabres a 2-1 lead early in the third period in what would eventually become a 4-2 victory. Hecht, who is the Sabres' candidate for the Masterton Trophy, has 14 points in 46 games this year after missing most the 2011-12 campaign because of a concussion.
Jochen Hecht gets a goal Sunday | 04/15/2013 8:12 AM
NewsJochen Hecht scored a goal in Buffalo's 3-1 win Sunday.
ImpactHecht has two goals and four points in six games this season. Even with that mini-hot streak, he has little to no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Jochen Hecht scores second goal in loss | 03/10/2013 10:19 PM
NewsJochen Hecht scored one of Buffalo's two goals in a 3-2 loss to the Flyers on Sunday evening.
ImpactFormerly a decent offensive producer, Hecht's role is now strictly that of a checker, as his two goals in 25 games are evidence of. Brian Flynn also scored for the second time in his NHL career in the losing effort.
Hecht agitated about being healthy scratch | 03/09/2013 8:15 AM
NewsFor the first time since he joined the Sabres in 2003, Jochen Hecht was a healthy scratch.
ImpactHe did not play Thursday night against the Devils and was not too happy about it. When approached by the media, Hecht responed, "No comment. Talk to the guys that are playing". The 35-year-old forward is not contributing much on offence with only six points in 24 games despite playing left wing on the Sabres' 3rd line alongside the talented Drew Stafford and rookie phenom Mikhail Grigorenko. The way Buffalo coach Ron Rolston was talking after practice Friday, we wouldn't be surprised if Hecht is back in the lineup Sunday against the Flyers.
Jochen Hecht plays in 800th game | 02/13/2013 11:15 AM
NewsJochen Hecht suited up in the 800th game of his career Tuesday night.
ImpactHe is the 66th active NHL player to reach 800 games played and 580 of them came with Buffalo. Reaching the milestone has to feel good for the veteran forward given that his playing days were almost brought to an end because of concussion problems. Hecht has three assists and no goals in 14 games this campaign.
Healthy Jochen Hecht helps Sabres' PK | 01/23/2013 10:33 AM
NewsJochen Hecht feels great two games into his return from concussion problems and he has helped the Sabres already this season while on the penalty kill.
ImpactHe has averaged 2:51 of shorthanded ice time per game, which is second among Buffalo's forwards. Hecht has started the 2013 campaign playing wing on the third line because of Ville Leino's leg injury. When Leino returns, Hecht will probably center Buffalo's fourth unit. He shouldn't be counted for very much offense this year and shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Jochen Hecht's thrilled to be back in Buffalo | 01/13/2013 5:35 PM
NewsJochen Hecht is very happy to be back in Buffalo.
ImpactHecht inked a one-year/$1 million deal with the Sabres on Sunday. "There was a time during the summer where I didn't think it was going to happen but everything worked out," he said. "The situations we imagined, the best one came out by returning back to Buffalo." Hecht will probably serve as a bottom-six forward and help Buffalo kill penalties.
Jochen Hecht's deal worth $1 million | 01/13/2013 1:59 PM
NewsJochen Hecht's new contract with the Buffalo Sabres is a one-year/$1 million deal.
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ImpactHecht can earn an addition $250k by activating bonuses tied into the number of games he plays. He had four goals and eight points in 22 games with the Buffalo Sabres last season. He also played in six DEL games during the lockout.
Jochen Hecht will sign with Sabres | 01/11/2013 10:47 AM
NewsThe Sabres have agreed to sign Jochen Hecht to a one-year deal, according to the German club Adler Mannheim.
ImpactHecht played in six games, recording 13 points, with the team during the lockout. The center participated in just 22 games last year because of concussions and will provide the Sabres with much-needed depth up the middle. Teams can't officially sign players until the CBA is ratified, and that should come early Saturday.
Sabres may bring back Jochen Hecht | 01/09/2013 11:53 AM
NewsBuffalo GM Darcy Regier still has some interest in re-signing Hecht Jochen.
ImpactHe became an unrestricted free agent in the summer and ended up signing a two-year contract with Adler Mannheim to play in Germany. Regier said he would be in contact with the players' agent about the possibility of rejoining the Sabres. Buffalo forward Jason Pominville played with Hecht during the lockout in Germany. "He looks great. He's healthy. He's the same Jochen that he's always been," Pominville said. Hecht's last two seasons in Buffalo were disrupted by concussion issues, but he doesn't have any health issues now.
|Assists||37||2 times-last: 2006-07 (Buf)|
|Penalty Minutes||60||2001-02 (Edm)|
|Power Play Goals||8||2000-01 (StL)|
|Shorthanded Goals||3||2000-01 (StL)|
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