November 18, 1968 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||184 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)|
|HC Dukla Trenčín
HC Oceláři Třinec
Nürnburg Ice Tigers
|NHL Draft||232nd overall, 2000
Ľubomír Sekeráš (born November 18, 1968) is a Slovak professional ice hockey player. Sekeráš is currently playing with hometown team HC Dukla Trenčín of the Slovak Extraliga. Sekeráš has played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Minnesota Wild and Dallas Stars.
He started his career with the HC Dukla Trenčín of the then Czechoslovak Extraliga. After the Dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993, he continued to play for Dukla Trenčín, but in the Slovak Extraliga winning the Championship in its first season. He continued playing for Dukla Trenčín until 1995. At the start of the 1995-96 season, he began to play for HC Oceláři Třinec of the Czech Extraliga, which he would play for until the end of the 1999-00 season.
Sekeráš was drafted, at the age of 31, in the 8th round (232nd overall) by the Minnesota Wild of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He played immediately as part of the expansion team's inaugural 2000–01 season. He continued to play for the Wild through the 2003 playoffs scoring his first playoff goal, a game winner, in the turning point over the Vancouver Canucks in the Conference Semifinals. The Wild continued to make an unexpected run deep into the playoffs until they were eliminated by the Mighty ducks of Anaheim in the Western Conference Finals.
A free agent in the 2003–04 season, Sekeráš signed with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Russian Superleague. Lubomir left after 15 games to join Södertälje SK of the Swedish Elite League. Sekeráš whirlwind year continued when he was signed by the injury depleted Dallas Stars on March 9, 2004, to fill in for the remainder of the season. Sekeras played for the Nürnburg Ice Tigers of the German Hockey League in 2004–05, and returned to Sweden in 2006–07, when he played for Malmö Redhawks.
Regular season and playoffs
|1988–89||HC Dukla Trenčín||CEL||16||2||5||7||22||11||0||4||4||0|
|1989–90||HC Dukla Trenčín||CEL||44||6||8||14||0||9||0||2||2||0|
|1990–91||HC Dukla Trenčín||CEL||52||6||16||22||0||6||0||1||1||0|
|1991–92||HC Dukla Trenčín||CEL||30||2||6||8||32||13||1||1||2||0|
|1992–93||HC Dukla Trenčín||CEL||40||5||19||24||48||11||4||9||13||0|
|1993–94||HC Dukla Trenčín||SVK||36||9||12||21||46||9||2||4||6||10|
|1994–95||HC Dukla Trenčín||SVK||36||11||11||22||24||9||2||7||9||8|
|1995–96||HC Oceláři Třinec||CZE||40||11||13||24||44||3||0||0||0||0|
|1996–97||HC Oceláři Třinec||CZE||52||14||21||35||56||4||1||0||1||2|
|1997–98||HC Oceláři Třinec||CZE||50||11||33||44||42||13||2||10||12||4|
|1998–99||HC Oceláři Třinec||CZE||50||8||15||23||38||10||2||6||8||0|
|1999–00||HC Oceláři Třinec||CZE||52||7||24||31||36||4||0||2||2||2|
|2004–05||Nürnburg Ice Tigers||DEL||52||4||27||31||48||6||0||1||1||4|
|2005–06||HC Dukla Trenčín||SVK||12||0||4||4||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||HC Oceláři Třinec||CZE||46||7||12||19||36||8||1||0||1||10|
|2008–09||HC Oceláři Třinec||CZE||48||6||10||16||22||5||1||0||1||4|
|2009–10||HC Dukla Trenčín||SVK||47||4||30||34||42||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for Slovakia|
|Silver||2000 Saint Petersburg|
|Senior int'l Totals||33||6||11||17||12|
- "Wild sidestep elimination for fifth time this postseason". ESPN. 2003-05-07. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
- "Defense further bolstered with signing". ESPN. 2004-03-09. Retrieved 2010-04-25.