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Sabres' Hecht retires

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Buffalo Sabres forward Jochen Hecht said after Friday's game that he is retiring from the NHL.

The Sabres made the announcement on the team's official Twitter account following the 2-1 shootout victory.

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 had five goals and nine assists in 46 games this season.

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