Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jochen Hecht
Born in Mannheim, West Germany, Jochen Hecht played four years in the Bundesliga with the Adler club in his hometown before coming to North America in 1998-99.

Taken 49th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, Hecht joined the Blues in 1998-99 and spent most of the year gaining valuable seasoning with the team's AHL affiliate in Worcester. In the summer of 1999, Hecht arrived at training camp a more confident a well-rounded player. He scored 34 points in his rookie season and averaged over 15 minutes per-game while helping St. Louis capture the Presidents' Trophy with a league leading 114 points. In 2000-01, Hecht notched 19 goals and excelled on both specialty teams as the club reached the Western Conference final only to come up short against the eventual Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche. A month after the season ended for the Blues, Hecht was a key figure in the package sent to the Edmonton Oilers for star forward Doug Weight.

The Mannheim native spent only one season in Edmonton before joining the Buffalo Sabres for the 2002-03 season. After an injury plagued season in 2002-03, Hecht rebounded the following year with a career year in points with 52, despite playing in only 64 games.

In Buffalo Hecht continued to put up solid offensive numbers in a largely two-way role, posting seasons of 50, 42, 56, 49 points respectively. His 2009-10 season came to a disappointing end when he was sidelined late in the season with a hand injury, causing him to miss all six of the Sabres playoff games.

On the international stage, Hecht has represented Germany three times at the World Junior Championship (1994, 1995, 1996), four times at the World Championships (1996, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005), two times at the Winter Olympics (1998, 2002) and once at the World Cup of Hockey (2004).


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 Mannheimer ERC Jr. Ger-Jr. 28 27 13 40 103
1993-94 Germany WJC-A 7 0 0 0 4
1993-94 Germany EJC-A 5 6 2 8 18
1994-95 Adler Mannheim Germany 43 11 12 23 68 10 5 4 9 12
1994-95 Germany WJC-A 7 5 3 8 18
1994-95 Germany EJC-A 5 3 3 6 18
1995-96 Adler Mannheim Germany 44 12 16 28 68 8 3 2 5 6
1995-96 Germany WJC-A 6 1 4 5 18
1995-96 Germany WC-A 6 1 2 3 8
1996-97 Germany W-Cup 4 1 0 1 2
1996-97 Adler Mannheim Germany 46 21 21 42 36 9 3 3 6 4
1996-97 Germany WJC-A 6 0 2 2 4
1996-97 Germany WC-A 8 2 0 2 6
1997-98 Adler Mannheim Germany 44 7 19 26 42 10 1 1 2 14
1997-98 Adler Mannheim EuroHL 5 0 4 4 8
1997-98 Germany Olympics 4 1 0 1 6
1997-98 Germany WC-A 6 1 1 2 2
1998-99 St. Louis Blues NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -2 5 2 0 2 0
1998-99 Worcester IceCats AHL 74 21 35 56 48 -2 4 1 1 2 2
1999-00 St. Louis Blues NHL 63 13 21 34 28 +20 7 4 6 10 2
2000-01 St. Louis Blues NHL 72 19 25 44 48 +11 15 2 4 6 4
2001-02 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 16 24 40 60 +4
2001-02 Germany Olympics 4 1 1 2 2 -8
2002-03 Buffalo Sabres NHL 49 10 16 26 30 +4
2003-04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 64 15 37 52 49 +17
2003-04 Germany WC-A 6 3 0 3 4 -2
2004-05 Germany W-Cup 4 1 0 1 2 -2
2004-05 Adler Mannheim Germany 48 16 34 50 151 14 10 10 20 14
2004-05 Germany WC-A 6 3 1 4 6 0
2005-06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 64 18 24 42 34 +10 15 2 6 8 8
2005-06 Germany Olympics
2006-07 Buffalo Sabres NHL 76 19 37 56 39 +19 16 4 1 5 10
2007-08 Buffalo Sabres NHL 75 22 27 49 38 +1
2008-09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 70 12 15 27 33 -9
2008-09 Germany WC-A 6 1 0 1 4
2009-10 Buffalo Sabres NHL 79 21 21 42 35 +14
2009-10 Germany Olympics 4 0 1 1 2 -2
2010-11 Buffalo Sabres NHL 67 12 17 29 40 +4 1 0 1 1 0
2011-12 Buffalo Sabres NHL 22 4 4 8 6 +1
2012-13 Adler Mannheim Germany 6 5 8 13 8
2012-13 Buffalo Sabres NHL 47 5 9 14 18 +6
2013-14 Adler Mannheim Germany 49 15 21 36 62 5 0 1 1 4
2014-15 Adler Mannheim Germany 35 11 9 20 44 15 3 12 15 14
2015-16 Adler Mannheim Germany 40 6 19 25 108 3 1 0 1 8
NHL Totals 833 186 277 463 458 59 14 18 32 24


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 pick (previously acquired, Edmonton selected Jeff Deslauriers) in 2002 NHL Draft and Nashville's 2nd round pick (previously acquired, Edmonton selected Jarret Stoll) in 2002 NHL 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.
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