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Andrej Sekera
Born June 8, 1986 (1986-06-08) (age 35)
Bojnice, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
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 on June 8, 1986) is a Slovak ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the third round (71st overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing Career[]

After playing one season in the Slovak Extraliga for HC Dukla Trenčín, Andrej 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, Andrej 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.

On November 28, 2007, he recorded his first NHL goal against the St. Louis Blues goalie Manny Legace.

In 2009, Andrej 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.

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

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

Career Statistics[]

    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
NHL totals 339 17 75 92 102 8 1 0 1 11

International Statistics[]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Slovakia WJC18 6 1 1 2 18
2005 Slovakia WJC 6 1 0 1 2
2006 Slovakia WJC 6 2 3 5 2
2008 Slovakia WC 5 0 1 1 2
2009 Slovakia WC 6 0 2 2 2
2010 Slovakia OG 7 1 0 1 0
2010 Slovakia WC 6 0 2 2 2
Junior int'l totals 18 4 4 8 22
Senior int'l totals 24 1 5 6 6

Awards & Achievements[]

OHL Awards

  • All-Rookie Team (2005)
  • First All-Star Team (2006)
  • Max Kaminsky Trophy (2006)

International Play[]

Medal record
Competitor for Template:Country data SVK
Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver 2012 Helsinki