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Andrej Sekera

Andrej Sekera
Born (1986-06-08) June 8, 1986
Bojnice, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Edmonton Oilers
Buffalo Sabres
Slovan Bratislava
Carolina Hurricanes
Los Angeles Kings
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft 71st overall, 2004
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2006–present

Andrej Sekera (born June 8, 1986) is a Slovak professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). A defenseman, he was drafted in the third round, 71st overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Contents

  • Playing career 1
    • Minor 1.1
    • Professional 1.2
  • Career statistics 2
    • Regular season and playoffs 2.1
    • International 2.2
  • Awards and honors 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Playing career

Minor

After playing one season in the Slovak Extraliga for Dukla Trenčín, Sekera came to North America. He played two seasons with the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), where in the 2005–06 season, he won the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the League's most outstanding defenceman.

Professional

On July 14, 2006, Sekera signed a three-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres. He made his professional debut with the Sabres' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Rochester Americans, in the 2006–07 season. He also appeared in two NHL games with the Sabres early in the season.

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

In 2009, Sekera was selected to represent Slovakia internationally at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. Slovakia ultimately finished fourth in the tournament.

On July 19, 2011, Sekera signed a four-year contract extension with the Sabres worth $11 million and in doing so, avoided salary arbitration.[1]

During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, which cancelled the majority of the first half of the 2012–13 season, Sekera played in his native Slovakia with Slovan Bratislava of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He returned, however, to the Sabres following the return of NHL play in January 2013.

On June 30, 2013, during the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Sekera was traded by the Sabres to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for the team's second-round draft pick (#35 overall) and defenseman Jamie McBain.[2]

In 2014, Sekera was again selected to represent Slovakia, participating in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Slovakia finished the tournament in a disappointing 11th place.

In the midst of the 2014–15 season, in the last year of contract before approaching unrestricted 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 defensive prospect Roland McKeown.[3]

On July 1, 2015, Sekera signed as a free agent to a six-year, $33 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers.[4]

Career statistics

Sekera with the Buffalo Sabres in 2011.

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 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 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
2014–15 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 57 2 17 19 8
2014–15 Los Angeles Kings NHL 16 1 3 4 6
NHL totals 486 31 128 159 136 8 1 0 1 11

International

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 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 honors

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

References

  1. ^ "Sabres re-sign Sekera, Ellis".  
  2. ^ "Hurricanes trade McBain, pick to Sabres for Sekera".  
  3. ^ "Kings acquire Sekera from Hurricanes".  
  4. ^ "Oilers agree to terms with Andrej Sekera".  

External links

  • Andrej Sekera's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Andrej Sekera's player profile at NHL.com
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Danny Syvret
Winner of the Max Kaminsky Trophy
2005–06
Succeeded by
Marc Staal
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