Carolina Hurricanes Acquire Andrej Sekera From Buffalo

RALEIGH, NC June 30, 2013 – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired defenseman Andrej Sekera (AWN-dray seh-KAIR-ah) from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for defenseman Jamie McBain and the 35th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.

 

 

Andrej Sekera

Andrej Sekera

Sekera, 27, completed his seventh season with Buffalo in 2012-13, notching two goals and earning 10 assists (12 points) in 37 games played. The Bojnice, Slovakia, native ranked third among Sabres defenseman in average ice time per game (21:12) and blocked shots (73).

 

The Sabres drafted Sekera (6’0”, 201 lbs.) in a third round, 71st overall, in the 2004 NHL Draft. He has scored 17 goals and earned 75 assists (92 points) in 339 career NHL regular-season games with Buffalo since making his NHL debut on Dec. 9, 2006. Sekera has represented his native Slovakia in four International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships, two IIHF World Junior Championships and the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. His career statistics are below.

 

This trade marks the first transaction of any kind between the Sabres and the Carolina franchise. The Hurricanes opened their activities at the 2013 NHL Draft by selecting Swedish center Elias Lindholm with the fifth overall pick in the first round. Carolina holds its own picks in the third, fifth and sixth rounds as the draft continues tonight from Prudential Center in New Jersey.

 

For information on 2013-14 Carolina Hurricanes ticket packages, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com, or call 1-866-NHL-CANES.

 

ANDREJ SEKERA’S CAREER STATISTICS

                                                                                      REGULAR SEASON                            PLAYOFFS

YEAR          TEAM                        LGE                          GP       G       A     PTS     PIM           GP        G       A       PTS      PIM

2004-05      Owen Sound             OHL                           51        7      21        28       18              6        0        4            4           4

2005-06      Owen Sound             OHL                           51      21      34        55       54            11        5        8          13           9

2006-07      Buffalo                      NHL                             2        0        0          0         2               –         –         –             –           -

                   Rochester                  AHL                           54        3      16        19       28               –         –         –             –           -

2007-08      Buffalo                      NHL                           37        2        6          8       16               –         –         –             –           -

                   Rochester                  AHL                           40        2      15        17       22               –         –         –             –           -

2008-09      Buffalo                      NHL                           69        3      16        19       22               –         –         –             –           -

2009-10      Buffalo                      NHL                           49        4        7        11         6              6        0        0            0           7

2010-11      Buffalo                      NHL                           76        3      26        29       34              2        1        0            1         11

2011-12      Buffalo                      NHL                           69        3      10        13       18               –         –         –             –           -

2012-13      Buffalo                      NHL                           37        2      10        12         4               –         –         –             –           -

NHL TOTALS (7 seasons)                                          339      17      75        92     102              8        1        0            1         11         

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Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

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Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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