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Dan Focht
Position Defence
Shoots Left
6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
240 lb (109 kg)
AHL Team
F. Teams
Rochester Americans
Phoenix Coyotes
Pittsburgh Penguins
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1977-12-31)December 31, 1977,
Regina, SK, CAN
NHL Draft 11th overall, 1996
Phoenix Coyotes
Pro Career 1997 – 2006

Dan Focht (born December 31, 1977 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman. He was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the first round, 11th overall, in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.

After playing three seasons in the Western Hockey League, Focht joined the Coyotes' American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Falcons, for the 1997–98 season. He didn't make his NHL debut with the Coyotes, however, until the 2001–02 season, during which he appeared in eight games.

After playing in ten more games for the Coyotes in the 2002–03 season, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a multi-player deal which saw Jan Hrdina go to Phoenix. Focht appeared in 64 games in one-plus season with the Penguins.

Most recently, Focht spent the 2005–06 season with the Rochester Americans of the AHL and then retired.

He played a total of 82 NHL games and scored 2 goals and 6 assists. Focht also played one playoff game and scored one assist.

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