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

Andre Burakovsky (born Andre Marcus Burakovsky (born on February 9, 1995) is an Austrian-born Swedish professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing with the Washington Capitals in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Andre 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.

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

On September 4, 2013, Andre signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Capitals. He then joined the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) for the 2013–14 season.

On October 9, 2014, he scored his first NHL goal in his NHL debut against Dustin Tokarski of the Montreal Canadiens.

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

Andre spent the remainder of the 2017 season playing golf with the rest of the Capitals after being eliminated from the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

According to Elias Sports Bureau, he 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).

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
2016–17 Washington Capitals NHL 6412233514 133362
NHL totals 196 38 57 95 36 36 6 4 10 8

InternationalEdit

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