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Andrej Sekera  #4

Carolina Hurricanes  Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: June 8, 1986  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Bojnice, Slovakia
WEIGHT: 201 DRAFTED: BUF / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (71st overall)

Last Game: Missed the game at DET with a lower-body injury (4/11)

* Ranks second on the team in assists (33) and third in points (44)

* Leads Carolina defensemen in goals (11), assists (33) and points (44)

* Ranks first on the team in time on ice per game (23:40)

* Leads the team in blocked shots (127)

* Set a new career high for goals in a season (5) through just 23 games and has established career highs in assists (33) and points (44)

* Recorded a career-high-tying five-game point streak (2/25-3/4: 2g, 4a)

* Skated in his 400th NHL game vs. NYR (3/7)

* OFF THE RADAR: Andrej's charitable involvement includes helping less fortunate children afford to play hockey in his hometown of Bojnice, Slovakia

* Career Highs: G: 2  A: 2  P: 3  PIM: 12

HURRICANES CAREER TOTALS: 74 gp, 11-33-44, 20 pim

OHL All-Rookie Team (2005) OHL First All-Star Team (2006) Signed as a free agent by Bratislava (KHL), September 27, 2012. Traded to Carolina by Buffalo for Jamie McBain and Carolina's 2nd round choice (J.T. Compher) in 2013 Entry Draft, June 30, 2013.
Quote of the Day

I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.

— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie