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Trade: Buffalo acquires McBain and pick from Carolina for Sekera

Jun 30, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT

Jamie McBain AP

Buffalo and Carolina decided to swap their struggling defenders.

Carolina sent Jamie McBain and the 35th overall pick to Buffalo for Andrej Sekera. The Sabres then took USA National Team member forward J.T. Compher with the pick.

McBain struggled last season with Carolina and found himself the focus of many trade rumors at the deadline. He finished last season with just one goal and seven assists in 40 games.

Sekera was caught in a bit of a numbers game in Buffalo. He wound up with better numbers than McBain (two goals, 10 assists) but dealt with injuries. Both players will get a fresh start in a new city and a chance to prove themselves worthy in new situations.

  1. icelovinbrotha215 - Jun 30, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    I actually like Jamie Mac. I think a change of scenery will do him some good.

  2. isithockeyseasonyet - Jun 30, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Love his name, think of the Simpsons every time I hear McBain

  3. kgun80 - Jun 30, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    The Sabres may not be a lot better but they sure are bigger… That seems to be the theme of their draft.

  4. reeggss - Jun 30, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Getting the 35th pick for sekera was a great move, throw in mcbain and this is a fantastic trade, well done. Regier making some nice moves over the last 12 months.

    • billsin20xx - Jul 1, 2013 at 7:20 AM

      Geez, nice post Darcy.
      Oh, by the way, did you read the article where Rutherford said he was plannng on moving down fro his #5 pick fr Sekara? Regier got fleeced again!!!!
      Pegula, wake up and get rid of him!

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