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André Burakovsky
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Born 9 February 1995 (1995-02-09) (age 24),
Klagenfurt, Austria
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Washington Capitals
Malmö Redhawks
Ntl. team Flag of Sweden Sweden
NHL Draft 23rd overall, 2013
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2011–present

André Marcus Burakovsky (born 9 February 1995), last name sometimes stylized as Burakowsky, is an Austrian-born Swedish professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing with the Washington Capitals in the National Hockey League. Burakovsky was born in Klagenfurt, Austria, but grew up in Malmö, Sweden.

Playing careerEdit

Burakovsky is the son of Pernilla and former Ottawa Senator Robert Burakovsky.[1][2] He was born in Austria while Robert played hockey there.[3]

Burakovsky was selected in the third round (102nd overall) by SKA Saint Petersburg in the 2012 KHL Junior Draft, and was selected by the Capitals in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.[4]

Burakovsky made his professional debut during the 2011–12 season with the Malmö Redhawks of HockeyAllsvenskan when he was just 16 years old.[1] He won a silver medal playing with Team Sweden at the 2012 IIHF World U18 Championships.[5]

On 4 September 2013, Burakovsky signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Capitals.[6] He then joined the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League for the 2013–14 season.[7]

Burakovsky scored his first NHL goal in his NHL debut on 9 October 2014, against Dustin Tokarski of the Montreal Canadiens.[8]

On 22 January 2017, against the Dallas Stars, Burakovsky scored the game’s first goal for the fourth consecutive game.

According to Elias Sports Bureau, Burakovsky tied the NHL record for most consecutive team games scoring the first goal. The feat has been achieved many times, but by only three other players in the last 60 years. Chicago’s Bobby Hull (1969–70), Montreal’s Brian Savage (1995–96) and San Jose’s Jonathan Cheechoo (2007–08).[9]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 Malmö Redhawks J20 4217254243 51452
2011–12 Malmö Redhawks Allsv 100110 30000
2012–13 Malmö Redhawks J20 133478 31238
2012–13 Malmö Redhawks Allsv 4347118
2013–14 Erie Otters OHL 5741468735 14103132
2014–15 Washington Capitals NHL 539132210 112130
2014–15 Hershey Bears AHL 133476 11010
2015–16 Washington Capitals NHL 7917213812 121016
NHL totals 132 26 34 60 22 23 3 1 4 6

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Sweden IH18 Silver medal icon 5 2 1 3 0
2012 Sweden U17 4th 6 4 4 8 4
2012 Sweden IH18 Bronze medal icon 5 3 3 6 16
2012 Sweden WJC18 Silver medal icon 60330
2013 Sweden WJC18 5th 54154
2014 Sweden WJC Silver medal icon 73470
2016 Sweden WC 6th 310112
Junior totals 34 16 16 32 24
Senior totals 3 1 0 1 12

Awards and honoursEdit

Awards Year
IIHF World U18 Championship Silver Medal with Team Sweden 2012 [10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2013 NHL Draft Profile & Scouting Report: Andre Burakowsky. DefendingBigD.com (14 June 2013). Retrieved on 17 June 2013.
  2. Burakovsky scores, but Caps lose opener to Habs in 2-1 shootout. Comcast SportsNet Washington.
  3. Carrera, Katie. "NHL draft 2013: Capitals choose forward Andre Burakovsky with 23rd pick", Washington Post, 30 June 2013. Retrieved on 1 January 2015. 
  4. Andre Burakovsky prospect profile. HockeysFuture.com (15 May 2013). Retrieved on 16 May 2013.
  5. Duo set to lead Sweden at U18's. FutureConsiderations.com (3 February 2012). Retrieved on 3 February 2012.
  6. Capitals sign Andre Burakovsky. Washington Capitals (4 September 2013). Retrieved on 4 September 2013.
  7. Predicting the next 5 Capitals prospects to arrive in the NHL. bleacherreport.com (1 April 2013). Retrieved on 1 April 2013.
  8. Montreal Canadiens at Washington Capitals (10 October 2014).
  9. POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Caps 4, Stars 3 (OT) (22 January 2017).
  10. WJC U18 players. Swedish Hockey Association (9 August 2012). Retrieved on 17 May 2014.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tom Wilson
Washington Capitals first round draft pick
2013
Succeeded by
Jakub Vrána
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