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Hurricanes Acquire Andrej Sekera from Buffalo

Carolina sends Jamie McBain and 35th overall pick to Sabres for defenseman

Sunday, 06.30.2013 / 7:16 PM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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Hurricanes Acquire Andrej Sekera from Buffalo
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RALEIGH, NC – 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.

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.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81