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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 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60