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Andrej Sekera  #4

Carolina Hurricanes  Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: June 8, 1986  (AGE 27)
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.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round