D, Andrej Sekera (29-years old, 6’0, 200 lbs)
Should teams take a flyer on Andrej Sekera? He’s a two-way defenseman that could play for a team’s power play or penalty kill units. He’s seen shared time at both last season with the Los Angeles Kings. However, he played for two teams, being traded from the Carolina Hurricanes. His numbers dropped off cause, well, he was playing on a dreadful Hurricanes team and a desperate Kings team that never “turned it on” to make the playoffs. A nine-year veteran, he could help a team in need of a seasoned player for their blue line. Sekera can eat up minutes and play in a second pair role on defense. And, he won’t break the bank. His cap hit last year was under two million. His skill sets would come at a bargain.
Last season’s stats with LAK/CAR: 73 games, 23 points (3 goals, 20 assists), -3, 14 PIM, TOI (even-strength)- 18:25, TOI (power play)- 1:50, TOI (penalty kill)- 1:42
2014/2015 Cap hit: 1.75 million