June 8, 1986 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Los Angeles Kings
HC Slovan Bratislava
|NHL Draft||71st overall, 2004
Andrej Sekera (born June 8, 1986 in Bojnice, Czechoslovakia) is a defenceman for the Los Angeles Kings. He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the third round, 71st overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
After playing one season in the Slovak Extraliga for HC Dukla Trenčín, Sekera came to North America. He played two seasons with the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League. In the 2005–06 season, he won the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the league's most outstanding defenceman.
On July 14, 2006, he signed a three-year contract with the Sabres. He made his professional debut with the Sabres' American Hockey League affiliate, the Rochester Americans, in the 2006–07 season. He also appeared in two National Hockey League games with the Sabres early in the season.
In 2009 he was selected to the Slovakian Men's Ice Hockey Olympic team for the February 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.
On July 19, 2011, he signed a four-year contract with the Sabres worth 11 million dollars, and by doing so, avoided salary arbitration.
In 2014 he was again selected to the Slovakian Men's Ice Hockey Olympic team for the February 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
In the midst of the 2014–15 season, in the last year of contract before approaching free-agency and with the Hurricanes out of playoff contention, on February 25, 2015, Sekera was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a conditional first round pick and prospect defenceman Roland McKeown.
Regular season and playoffs
|2003–04||HC Dukla Trenčín||Slovak||3||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Owen Sound Attack||OHL||52||7||21||28||18||6||0||4||4||4|
|2005–06||Owen Sound Attack||OHL||51||21||34||55||54||11||5||8||13||9|
|2012–13||HC Slovan Bratislava||KHL||25||3||9||12||8||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|Competitor for Slovakia|
|First All-Star Team||2006|
|Max Kaminsky Trophy||2006|
- Andrej Sekera's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Andrej Sekera's player profile at NHL.com
|Winner of the Max Kaminsky Trophy