Ľubomír Sekeráš

Ľubomír Sekeráš (born November 18, 1968) is a Slovak professional ice hockey player. Sekeráš is currently playing with hometown team HC Dukla Trenčín of the Slovak Extraliga. Sekeráš has played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Minnesota Wild and Dallas Stars.

Ľubomír Sekeráš
Born (1968-11-18) November 18, 1968 (age 52)
Trenčín, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
SVK team
Former teams
HC Dukla Trenčín
NHL
Minnesota Wild
Dallas Stars
CZE
HC Oceláři Třinec
HC Zlín
RSL
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
SEL
Södertälje SK
Malmö Redhawks
DEL
Nürnberg Ice Tigers
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft 232nd overall, 2000
Minnesota Wild
Playing career 1988–2011

Playing careerEdit

He started his career with the HC Dukla Trenčín of the then Czechoslovak Extraliga. After the Dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993, he continued to play for Dukla Trenčín, but in the Slovak Extraliga winning the Championship in its first season. He continued playing for Dukla Trenčín until 1995. At the start of the 1995-96 season, he began to play for HC Oceláři Třinec of the Czech Extraliga, which he would play for until the end of the 1999-00 season.

Sekeráš was drafted, at the age of 31, in the 8th round (232nd overall) by the Minnesota Wild of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He played immediately as part of the expansion team's inaugural 2000–01 season. He continued to play for the Wild through the 2003 playoffs scoring his first playoff goal, a game winner, in the turning point over the Vancouver Canucks in the Conference Semifinals.[1] The Wild continued to make an unexpected run deep into the playoffs until they were eliminated by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the Western Conference Finals.

A free agent in the 2003–04 season, Sekeráš signed with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Russian Superleague. Lubomir left after 15 games to join Södertälje SK of the Swedish Elite League. Sekeráš whirlwind year continued when he was signed by the injury depleted Dallas Stars on March 9, 2004, to fill in for the remainder of the season.[2] Sekeras played for the Nürnberg Ice Tigers of the German Hockey League in 2004–05, and returned to Sweden in 2006–07, when he played for Malmö Redhawks.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 ASVŠ Dukla Trenčín CSSR 9 0 0 0
1988–89 ASVŠ Dukla Trenčín CSSR 16 2 5 7 22 11 0 4 4 0
1989–90 ASVŠ Dukla Trenčín CSSR 44 6 8 14 9 0 2 2
1990–91 ASVŠ Dukla Trenčín CSSR 52 6 16 22 26 6 0 1 1 0
1991–92 ASVŠ Dukla Trenčín CSSR 32 2 6 8 32 13 1 1 2 0
1992–93 ASVŠ Dukla Trenčín CSSR 40 5 19 24 48 11 4 9 13 0
1993–94 Dukla Trenčín SVK 36 9 12 21 46 9 2 4 6 10
1994–95 Dukla Trenčín SVK 36 11 11 22 24 9 2 7 9 8
1995–96 HC Železárny Třinec ELH 40 11 13 24 44 3 0 0 0 0
1996–97 HC Železárny Třinec ELH 51 14 20 34 54 4 1 0 1 2
1997–98 HC Železárny Třinec ELH 44 9 30 39 34 13 2 10 12 4
1998–99 HC Železárny Třinec ELH 50 8 15 23 38 10 2 6 8 6
1999–00 HC Oceláři Třinec ELH 52 7 24 31 42 4 0 2 2 2
2000–01 Minnesota Wild NHL 80 11 23 34 52
2001–02 Minnesota Wild NHL 69 4 20 24 38
2002–03 Minnesota Wild NHL 60 2 9 11 30 15 1 1 2 6
2003–04 Dallas Stars NHL 4 1 1 2 2
2003–04 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 15 0 3 3 6
2003–04 Södertälje SK SEL 33 4 13 17 30
2004–05 Nürnberg Ice Tigers DEL 52 4 27 31 48 6 0 1 1 4
2005–06 Dukla Trenčín SVK 12 0 4 4 12
2005–06 Malmö Redhawks Allsv 35 3 16 19 20 9 0 2 2 8
2006–07 HC Hamé Zlín ELH 12 1 0 1 30
2006–07 Malmö Redhawks SEL 23 3 10 13 28
2007–08 HC Oceláři Třinec ELH 46 7 12 19 36 8 1 0 1 10
2008–09 HC Oceláři Třinec ELH 48 6 10 16 22 5 1 0 1 4
2009–10 Dukla Trenčín SVK 47 4 30 34 42
2010–11 Dukla Trenčín SVK 40 1 3 4 28 11 2 4 6 8
2013–14 MHK Dubnica nad Váhom SVK.3 4 0 0 0 0
CSSR totals 193 21 54 75 50 5 17 22
ELH totals 344 63 124 187 300 47 7 18 25 28
NHL totals 213 18 53 71 122 15 1 1 2 6

InternationalEdit

Ľubomír Sekeráš
Medal record
Representing   Slovakia
Ice hockey
World Championships
  2000 Saint Petersburg
Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1994 Slovakia OLY 8 0 0 0 10
1994 Slovakia WC C 6 0 3 3 4
1995 Slovakia WC B 7 3 4 7 22
1996 Slovakia WC 5 2 0 2 4
1996 Slovakia WCH 1 0 0 0 2
1997 Slovakia WC 8 0 3 3 8
1998 Slovakia OLY 4 0 4 4 2
1998 Slovakia WC 6 0 0 0 16
1999 Slovakia WC 5 0 5 5 8
2000 Slovakia WC 7 2 4 6 6
2001 Slovakia WC 7 0 1 1 8
Senior totals 51 4 17 21 64

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wild sidestep elimination for fifth time this postseason". ESPN. 2003-05-07. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
  2. ^ "Defense further bolstered with signing". ESPN. 2004-03-09. Retrieved 2010-04-25.

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