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Andrej Sekera

31-Year-Old Defenseman – Edmonton Oilers

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Sekera tore his ACL in last season's playoffs; it's projected to knock him out for the opening month or two of the 2017-18 campaign, and maybe much more. That's a shame, as the 31-year-old blueliner is coming off the second-best season of his career -- he collected eight goa...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  12/27/2017
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 200   DOB: 6/8/1986
BORN: Bojnice, Czechoslovakia   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #71 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Andrej Sekera Contract Information:

Signed a six-year, $33 million contract with the Oilers in July 2015.

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Andrej Sekera NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2006-07 20 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 21 37 2 6 8 5 16 28 7.1 1 0 0 0 0
2008-09 22 69 3 16 19 -11 22 84 3.6 1 0 20:42 1 3 4 1:33 64 94
2009-10 23 49 4 7 11 -1 6 59 6.8 0 0 17:27 0 1 1 1:33 43 47
2010-11 24 NHL BUF 76 3 26 29 11 34 88 3.4 0 0 21:06 0 6 6 2:05 61 85
2011-12 25 NHL BUF 69 3 10 13 3 18 88 3.4 0 0 19:36 1 0 1 0:52 56 93
2012-13 26 NHL BUF 37 2 10 12 -2 4 33 6.1 0 0 21:12 0 0 0 1:04 30 73
2013-14 27 NHL CAR 74 11 33 44 4 20 142 7.7 1 1 23:41 4 11 15 2:39 54 127
2014-15 28 NHL CAR 57 2 17 19 -7 8 77 2.6 0 0 22:46 1 4 5 1:46 46 100
2014-15 28 NHL LA 16 1 3 4 4 6 23 4.3 0 0 19:13 0 1 1 2:08 13 18
2015-16 29 NHL EDM 81 6 24 30 -15 12 155 3.9 2 0 21:50 2 12 14 2:20 60 156
2016-17 30 NHL EDM 80 8 27 35 14 18 128 6.3 1 1 21:29 1 10 11 2:12 55 166
2017-18 Proj 31 NHL EDM 65 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Andrej Sekera

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#4 Left Defenseman

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Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 21:50 2:20 1:37
2016-17 21:29 2:12 2:01

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Andrej Sekera
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 14 NAS Did Not Play
Dec 12 CLM@CLM Did Not Play
Dec 10 TOR@TOR Did Not Play
Dec 9 MON@MON Did Not Play
Dec 6 PHI Did Not Play
Dec 2 CGY@CGY Did Not Play
Nov 30 TOR Did Not Play
Nov 28 ARI Did Not Play
Nov 26 BOS@BOS Did Not Play
Nov 24 BUF@BUF Did Not Play
Nov 22 DET@DET Did Not Play
Nov 21 STL@STL Did Not Play
Nov 18 DAL@DAL Did Not Play
Nov 16 STL Did Not Play
Nov 14 VGK Did Not Play
Nov 12 WAS@WAS Did Not Play
Nov 11 NYR@NYR Did Not Play
Nov 9 NJD@NJD Did Not Play
Nov 7 NYI@NYI Did Not Play
Nov 5 DET Did Not Play
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Nov 3 NJD Did Not Play
Nov 1 PIT Did Not Play
Oct 28 WAS Did Not Play
Oct 26 DAL Did Not Play
Oct 24 PIT@PIT Did Not Play
Oct 21 PHI@PHI Did Not Play
Oct 19 CHI@CHI Did Not Play
Oct 17 CAR Did Not Play
Oct 14 OTT Did Not Play
Oct 9 WPG Did Not Play
Oct 7 VAN@VAN Did Not Play
Oct 4 CGY Did Not Play

Andrej Sekera: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sekera (knee) took part in contact drills at Tuesday's practice and is getting closer to a return, Jason Gregor of TSN 1260 reports.

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Sekera (knee) is projected to be an injured scratch for Saturday's road game against the Flames, NHL.com reports.

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Sekera (knee) will join the team for road trips in order to practice, but is not expected back until December, according to coach Todd McLellan.

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Sekera (knee) was back on the ice skating with a few of his teammates Wednesday, and he's said to have been moving well, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.

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Sekera (knee) not expected back anytime soon, according to coach Todd McLellan.

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Sekera will undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL and his return timeline is currently set at 6-to-9 months.

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Sekera (undisclosed) will not return at any point during the Oilers' series against the Ducks, Jack Michaels of 740 The FAN reports.

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Sekera's (undisclosed) status for Game 6 is unknown at this time, Frank Seravalli of TSN reports.

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Sekera (undisclosed) was among five Oilers to sustain an injury in Game 5 against the Ducks on Friday -- but NHL.com reports that he was the lone skater to not ultimately return in what culminated as a 4-3 loss through double overtime.

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Sekera left Game 5 against the Ducks on Friday, Patrick Henri of CBC TV reports. Various reports indicate that he sustained an undisclosed injury.

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Sekera scored his first playoff goal in a 2-1 win over the Ducks in Game 2 on Friday.

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Sekera posted an assist, three blocked shots and 21:14 of ice time in Saturday's Game 6 win over San Jose.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2016-17

Sekera was tasked with heavy responsibility in his first season with the Oilers, and it didn’t suit him well, as he finished with a career-worst minus-15 rating as the anchor of an oft-injured blue line. Much of that poor rating had to do with defensive lapses around him, and the offseason trade for Adam Larsson should help alleviate some of the nightly pressure. While the Czech blueliner may see a slight drop in ice time as a result, Sekera’s career scoring rate suggests he’s still likely to finish around last year’s total of 30 points.

2015-16

Sekera arrives in Edmonton bearing the weight of expectations. After all, he was anointed the Oilers’ No. 1 defender the day he inked his six-year deal in July. He’s not a traditional top defenseman, but the fireplug can skate well, log heavy minutes, and make great first passes from either side of the top pairing. And that’s just what this squad needs to improve its transition game. He’ll bring a steadying influence to a young back end, but it's anybody's guess where his scoring total may settle after he followed up a 44-point 2013-14 campaign with just 23 points last season.

2014-15

With 44 points in 74 games, Sekera was in the midst of a career year before suffering an abdominal injury in early April that required season-ending surgery. Nonetheless, he finished with career bests in several categories, including goals (11), assists (33), blocked shots (127), hits (54) and power-play points (15). His transformation into an offensive force during his first season in Carolina was a surprise, considering he rarely gave glimpses of that during his previous six seasons in Buffalo. By all indications, Sekera figures to come into training camp fully healthy and resume his role on the Canes’ top defensive pairing alongside Justin Faulk. Still, we’d like to see another 40-plus point season from Sekera before telling you he belongs among the top defensemen in the league. The downside is that Sekera scored fewer than 20 points in five of the six seasons he was with the Sabres, and we’re not quite convinced he won’t revert to his previous form this upcoming season. Don’t bet the farm on him just yet.

2013-14

Sekera, who was traded to Carolina by the Sabres in June, notched 12 points in 37 games for Buffalo last season. He now joins Joni Pitkanen and Justin Faulk as the only Carolina defensemen with any kind of puck-moving, offensive abilities. Sekera scored a career-high 29 points in 76 games for the Sabres three seasons ago, and he just might get close to those numbers again this season if presented with the right situation. He could prove to be a good sleeper pick in most fantasy formats this year.

2012-13

Sekera saw his role scaled back last season with the arrival of Christian Ehrhoff and recorded just 13 points in 69 games. He also dealt with a case of pneumonia but is healthy heading into what should be a resurgent campaign this season. He's unlikely to equal the career-high 29 points he posted in 2010-11, but the Sabres need his steady two-way presence on the back end.

2011-12

Sekera has a very solid 2010-11 season for the Sabres, finishing at plus-11 while adding three goals and 26 assists in 76 games. The new-look defense heading into 2011-12 raises questions as to Sekera's role on the team, especially on the power play. He'll likely still see time with the man advantage, just not as much as he had before, which should negatively impact those 26 assists.

2010-11

Sekera suffered from multiple injury setbacks in 2009-10, but he should have a prominent role in 2010-11 in Buffalo, so long as he stays on the ice. He finished the year on his normal offensive pace, with four goals and seven assists in 49 games. A successful season for Sekera would be one where he plays in 70 or more games; and if he does that, he should hover around the 20-point mark.

2009-10

After having a strong finish at the end of the 2007-08 season, there were high hopes for Sekera coming into the 2008-09 season. But instead of reaching up to all his hype, Sekera struggled leading the Sabres with a team worst minus-11 rating, which was in part due to a nagging lower body injury. Expect Sekera to do a lot better this season. With 19 points in his rookie year, he is still young and has the ability to do some damage on offense.

2008-09

Sekera finished 2007-08 with eight points (2G, 6A) and a plus-5 rating in 37 games for the Sabres. However, that only tells part of the story. In March and April, he scored five points (three on the power play) and amassed a plus-10 rating in 16 games. Sekera looks ready for a top-four defenseman role, but Buffalo's offseason acquisitions will likely leave him on the third pairing this season.

2007-08

Sekera is likely to spend 2007-08 in the AHL. He is currently eighth on Buffalo's organizational depth chart at defenseman. He leans towards the offensive end of the spectrum and is on target to win a full-time NHL role in 2008-09.

2006-07

Sekera was initially projected as a minor leaguer in 2006-07, but after a solid training camp, he has a shot to land a spot on Buffalo's roster as the club's seventh or eighth defenseman.