Apr 26, 2013, 10:53 PM EDT
Buffalo Sabres forward Jochen Hecht has concluded his National Hockey League playing career.
The Sabres, via the team’s official Twitter account, stated that Hecht announced Friday’s 2-1 shootout win over the New York Islanders was his last NHL game.
Hecht, 35, began his NHL career with the St. Louis Blues during the 1998-99 season. He joined the Sabres during the 2002-03 season.
He played 833 regular season games in the league, scoring 186 goals and contributing 463 points.
He also represented his home country of Germany in the last four Winter Olympics.
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