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Andre Burakovsky
Born 9 February 1995 (1995-02-09) (age 26)
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  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 Career[]

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 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 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 6 0 3 3 0
2013 Sweden WJC18 5th 5 4 1 5 4
2014 Sweden WJC Template:Sica 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
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