André Burakovsky

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Burakovsky with the Capitals in 2016.
Born (1995-02-09) 9 February 1995 (age 22)
Klagenfurt, Austria
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Washington Capitals
Malmö Redhawks
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 23rd overall, 2013
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2011–present

André Burakovsky (also stylized as Burakowsky; born 9 February 1995) 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 career

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]

On July 4, 2017, he agreed to a 2-year, $6-million contract with the Washington Capitals.[10]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 Malmö Redhawks J20 42 17 25 42 43 5 1 4 5 2
2011–12 Malmö Redhawks Allsv 10 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Malmö Redhawks J20 13 3 4 7 8 3 1 2 3 8
2012–13 Malmö Redhawks Allsv 43 4 7 11 8
2013–14 Erie Otters OHL 57 41 46 87 35 14 10 3 13 2
2014–15 Washington Capitals NHL 53 9 13 22 10 11 2 1 3 0
2014–15 Hershey Bears AHL 13 3 4 7 6 1 1 0 1 0
2015–16 Washington Capitals NHL 79 17 21 38 12 12 1 0 1 6
2016–17 Washington Capitals NHL 64 12 23 35 14 13 3 3 6 2
NHL totals 196 38 57 95 36 36 6 4 10 8

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Sweden IH18 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 2 1 3 0
2012 Sweden U17 4th 6 4 4 8 4
2012 Sweden IH18 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 3 3 6 16
2012 Sweden WJC18 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 0 3 3 0
2013 Sweden WJC18 5th 5 4 1 5 4
2014 Sweden WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 3 4 7 0
2016 Sweden WC 6th 3 1 0 1 12
Junior totals 34 16 16 32 24
Senior totals 3 1 0 1 12

Awards and honours

Awards Year
IIHF World U18 Championship Silver Medal with Team Sweden 2012 [11]

References

  1. ^ a b "2013 NHL Draft Profile & Scouting Report: Andre Burakowsky". DefendingBigD.com. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Burakovsky scores, but Caps lose opener to Habs in 2-1 shootout". Comcast SportsNet Washington. Archived from the original on 11 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Carrera, Katie (30 June 2013). "NHL draft 2013: Capitals choose forward Andre Burakovsky with 23rd pick". Washington Post. Washington. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Andre Burakovsky prospect profile". HockeysFuture.com. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Duo set to lead Sweden at U18's". FutureConsiderations.com. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Capitals sign Andre Burakovsky". Washington Capitals. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Predicting the next 5 Capitals prospects to arrive in the NHL". bleacherreport.com. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Montreal Canadiens at Washington Capitals". 10 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Caps 4, Stars 3 (OT)". 22 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Capitals ink Burakovsky to 2-year, $6M deal". The Sports Network. July 4, 2017. Retrieved July 4, 2017. 
  11. ^ "WJC U18 players" (PDF). Swedish Hockey Association. 9 August 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 

External links

  • Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tom Wilson
Washington Capitals first round draft pick
2013
Succeeded by
Jakub Vrána
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