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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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72