Dieter Kochan

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Dieter Kochan
Born (1974-05-11) May 11, 1974 (age 42)
Saskatoon, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Tampa Bay Lightning
Minnesota Wild
NHL Draft 98th overall, 1993
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 1997–2007

Dieter Kochan (born May 11, 1974), is a Canadian former ice hockey goaltender. He was the first player to be called up directly from the UHL to the NHL. He scored a goal for the B.C. Icemen, on January 5, 1999. He was named to United Hockey League All-Star second team of 1999–2000. He was a member of the Calder Cup champion Houston Aeros in 2002–03. He also shared (with Wade Dubielewicz) the Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (AHL - fewest goals against) in 2003–04. He announced his retirement on May 17, 2007 after playing the 06–07 season with the Aeros.

On October 3, 2013 it was announced that he will join the Michigan Tech Men's Hockey program as a volunteer assistant goaltending coach.[1]


  1. ^ "Kochan Joins Hockey Staff as Volunteer Coach". Retrieved 3 October 2013. 

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