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Andrej Sekera Named NHL's Third Star of the Week

Defenseman had six points in three games

Monday, 01.27.2014 / 1:00 PM ET / News
By Terrell Williams
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Andrej Sekera Named NHL\'s Third Star of the Week
RALEIGH, NC – The National Hockey League today announced that Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera has been named the league’s Third Star for the week ending Jan. 26.

Sekera, 27, totaled six points (1g, 5a) and a plus-8 rating last week in Carolina’s victories against the Philadelphia Flyers, Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators. After notching an assist and a plus-2 rating in Philadelphia, Sekera netted the game-winning goal and had two helpers on Thursday against his former team in Buffalo. He was named first star for the second consecutive game on Saturday, earning a pair of assists in the Hurricanes’ win against the Senators.

Sekera (6’0”, 201 lbs.) ranks tied for ninth among NHL defensemen in goals (8) and tied for 14th in points (30). He is third among all Hurricanes skaters in points and plus/minus (+6) this season. A native of Bojnice, Slovakia, Sekera will represent his home country during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
5 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
6 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
7 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
12 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
15 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 54 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 52 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 54 12 19 8 31
K. Versteeg 53 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 54 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 54 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 47 7 12 0 19
J. Nordstrom 43 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 54 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 6 .908 2.38
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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