WHL First All-Star Team (1963) WHL Second All-Star Team (1964)
Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg (WHL) following release by Kingston (EPHL), February 27, 1961. Claimed by NY Rangers from Vancouver (WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 9, 1965. Traded to Los Angeles (WHL) by NY Rangers for Gord Vejprava, November, 1965. Signed as a free agent by Des Moines (IHL), January 27, 1970. Suffered career-ending knee injury in game vs. Columbus (IHL), February 25, 1970.
I think the thing about him, No. 1, he's a competitive guy. We have no issues as far as him fitting in here with this group. No question he's going to be hungry. I think whenever you look at your back end, it's a mix-type thing, and I think [there are] things he can bring to us. He's very mobile, and even though he's not big (6 feet, 201 pounds), he certainly competes. He's a smart player.
— Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on Andrej Sekera, after making a trade with the Hurricanes for the defenseman on Wednesday