Hecht was selected in the second round (49th overall) by the St. Louis Blues during the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. With the Blues, Hecht played two full seasons, collecting 32 goals and 46 assists, but what then dealt to the Edmonton Oilers.
During a game with the Oilers, Hecht helped spark a comeback with a goal. Edmonton trailed 5-0 halfway through the game, but were able to come back and win 6-5. After one season with the Oilers, Hecht was traded again, this time to the Buffalo Sabres.
Hecht recently recorded his 400th career point during the 2009-2010 season. He is a solid winger, and is reliable to play some defense when if he has to cover for a defenceman once in a while.
Hecht has recorded over 20 goals once over his 11 year span in the NHL. He has collected 50 points twice during his career, and once with 49, all with the Sabres.
Hecht has a contract with the Sabres until the end of the 2011-2012 season. Hecht made the German Olympic team in 2010, and earned one assist in four games.
Jochen is not much of a fighter, but he has gotten into a few scraps over the years. Here is one of them: