|Born||9 February 1995 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|NHL Draft||23rd overall, 2013|
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).
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 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).
Regular season and playoffs