Andrej Sekera

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Andrej Sekera
Andrej Sekera 2013-1.jpg
Born (1986-06-08) June 8, 1986 (age 28)
Bojnice, TCH
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Carolina Hurricanes
Buffalo Sabres
HC Slovan Bratislava
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft 71st overall, 2004
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2006–present

Andrej Sekera (born June 8, 1986 in Bojnice, Czechoslovakia) is a defenceman and an alternate captain for the Carolina Hurricanes. He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the third round, 71st overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

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.

Sekera recorded his first NHL goal on November 28, 2007 against St. Louis Blues goalie Manny Legace.

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.[1]

On June 30, 2013, during the 2013 NHL Entry Draft Sekera was traded by the Sabres to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for the 35th overall pick and Jamie McBain.[2]

In 2014 he was again selected to the Slovakian Men's Ice Hockey Olympic team for the February 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Career statistics[edit]

Sekera with the Buffalo Sabres in 2011.

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2006–07 Rochester Americans AHL 54 3 16 19 28
2006–07 Buffalo Sabres NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Rochester Americans AHL 40 2 15 17 22
2007–08 Buffalo Sabres NHL 37 2 6 8 16
2008–09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 69 3 16 19 22
2009–10 Buffalo Sabres NHL 49 4 7 11 6 6 0 0 0 7
2010–11 Buffalo Sabres NHL 76 3 26 29 34 2 1 0 1 4
2011–12 Buffalo Sabres NHL 69 3 10 13 18
2012–13 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL 25 3 9 12 8
2012–13 Buffalo Sabres NHL 37 2 10 12 4
2013–14 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 74 11 33 44 20
NHL totals 413 28 108 136 122 8 1 0 1 11

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Slovakia WJC18 6th 6 1 1 2 18
2005 Slovakia WJC 7th 6 1 0 1 2
2006 Slovakia WJC 8th 6 2 3 5 2
2008 Slovakia WC 13th 5 0 1 1 2
2009 Slovakia WC 4th 6 0 2 2 2
2010 Slovakia OG 4th 7 1 0 1 0
2010 Slovakia WC 12th 6 0 2 2 2
2012 Slovakia WC 2nd 10 2 7 9 6
2013 Slovakia WC 8th 8 1 1 2 2
2014 Slovakia OG 11th 4 0 2 2 0
Junior totals 18 4 4 8 22
Senior totals 46 4 15 19 14

Awards and honours[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Slovakia
Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver 2012 Helsinki
Award Year
OHL
All-Rookie Team 2005
First All-Star Team 2006
Max Kaminsky Trophy 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sabres re-sign Sekera, Ellis". The Sports Network. 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  2. ^ "Hurricanes trade McBain, pick to Sabres for Sekera". The Sports Network. 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2013-06-30. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Danny Syvret
Winner of the Max Kaminsky Trophy
2005–06
Succeeded by
Marc Staal